While the current focus of Syracuse University football fans is on the 2016 recruiting cycle, the incoming freshman class has been gearing up to take to the field over the summer. Freshmen report in less than a month, but quarterback signee Eric Dungey had one more performance at the high school level to take care of first.
Dungey participated in the Les Schwab All-Star Game, which pits northern Oregon all-stars against standouts from the south. Dungey quarterbacked the South Team to a 42-21 win, and picked up an MVP trophy for his outstanding performance. Dungey, a 6-foot-4 signal caller who flew a bit under the radar during recruiting due to playing in what hasn’t been known as much of a high school football hotbed, completed 13-of-17 passes for 186 yards with three touchdowns.
In addition to being an adept passer, Dungey also boasts outstanding running capability, evidenced by picking up 82 more yards on the ground on 13 carries.
“Obviously he’s a great athlete, but he’s a really good competitor,” South Team coach Lane Johnson said of Dungey. “Syracuse is lucky to have him.”
Dungey is one of two quarterbacks in the 2015 recruiting class, along with Alabama native and fellow dual threat field general Kenterius Womack. Both incoming quarterbacks have starred in multiple sports throughout high school, with Womack being a standout shortstop for his baseball team while Dungey is also a star basketball and track athlete.