June 29, 2009

Tull talks more about Syracuse

Brooklyn (NY) Xaverian outside linebacker Mario Tull became the fourth prospect to verbally pledge for Syracuse University. CuseConfidential.com caught up with Tull a few days after his commitment to get a more in depth look at his decision.

The big question for a recruit who has picked the Orange is what is the statues of that commitment? Tull says he is solid with Syracuse.

"My commitment is quite solid. I feel good about the decision that I made."

Tull, 6-foot-1, 201 pounds went more in depth talking about why the Orange were the right choice for him.

"I like the fact that they are rebuilding their football program, also close to home, and they have what I desire to study," Tull said. "I like the school, the atmosphere, and the location which is close enough to home."

During the recruiting process Syracuse put John Anselmo on Tull and the relationship between the two was solid. The Empire State product however did not get a chance to speak a lot with Doug Marrone. Even though Marrone and Tull did not speak often they still seemed to hit it off.

"Well, I don't know Coach Marrone as well as Anselmo. But Coach Anselmo represented himself and the program well and made me extremely comfortable."

Rivals.com lists Tull as a linebacker, but once he gets to Syracuse that could all change. At his size and with his speed Tull could be used at multiple spots on the Orange defense.

"Syracuse is looking for me to play either outside linebacker or strong safety."

What makes him able to play both positions at the next level?

"My desire to pursue the ball and not let the other team score, plus I am able to read the plays quite well."

Once the future defender makes it to Syracuse his goal for playing football is simple and to the point.

"Once I get on campus I want to develop into the best player that I can be."

Now that Tull has talked a little more in depth about his commitment to the Orange, what kind of player can Syracuse fans expect to see?

"The fans are going to get a player with great desire and determination to win, also a very physical and fast player."

With this commitment Tull joins Myles Davis, John Kinder, Macky MacPherson, and Malcolm Carter as the prospects committed to the Orange for 2010.

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