It wasn’t long ago that Alin Edouard was committed to play college football for the Miami Hurricanes. However, a change of heart made him open his recruitment back up, and after considering a number of schools, the Hialeah (Fla.) quarterback chose the Syracuse Orange on Sunday night.
Edouard is rated as a four-star talent on some recruiting services, while others have him as a three-star. Regardless, this verbal commitment is huge for a Syracuse team that’s playing its first season in the ACC this fall.
The 6-foot-2, 182-pound Edouard is an excellent athlete with outstanding arm talent. He has shown a very quick release and the ball appears to jump out of his hand. He can make throws all over the field and can throw on the move as well. When he’s calm in the pocket, Edouard has shown tremendous accuracy. He works through his progressions well and doesn’t decide to run after his first read is covered.
Another thing Edouard has going for him is that he’s played under center in high school. Unlike some high school quarterbacks that operate exclusively out of the shotgun, Edouard has spent time taking full five- and seven-step drops. That could be a big advantage if Edouard has any designs of playing early at Syracuse.
Edouard is the 15th commitment for the Orange class of 2014 and the second quarterback. Three-star A.J. Long is also committed to Syracuse and has been actively recruiting to fill up the class before National Signing Day.
B.L. is an ACC football writer for Rant Sports and can be followed on Twitter @coachlip or on Google.