The Syracuse University football team got its fourth commitment of the past week and a half, and seventh overall with a pledge from Noel Brouse. A 6-foot-6, 265 pound lineman, Brouse has been recruited for both the defensive and offensive side of the ball but will at least start out as an offensive tackle prospect for the Orange.
Syracuse was the first major offer for Brouse, who had offers from Bucknell, Dartmouth, Yale, Colgate, and Old Dominion among others, but was beginning to get increased interest from Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Vanderbilt. He recently camped at West Virginia and took a visit to Happy Valley to check out the Nittany Lions.
Brouse becomes the second offensive line recruit of the 2016 recruiting cycle, joining Massachusetts native Cam DeGeorge. Brouse is currently unrated by the major scouting services as he continues to go through the camp process. With his large frame and quickness, Brouse has the potential to be a top lineman in the state of Pennsylvania in his senior year.
Brouse earned an offer from the Orange on May 27, and took an unofficial to campus yesterday before pledging to Syracuse this afternoon.