September 30, 2009

Flemming sees bright future for SU

Last recruiting class Doug Marrone landed five players rated three stars. With plenty of time left in the recruiting season for 2010 Marrone and his staff already have six rated three stars. The latest to be added to that group was Ashburn (Va.) Broad Run wide receiver Adrian Flemming.

Flemming, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds talked with about his commitment and what pushed the Orange over the top.

"It was the coaching staff for me. I just like the way they function and how they teach their players, like how they teach the little things. Things like the little mental mistakes they help correct and I like that."

Other than making his commitment to Syracuse there were a few things that stuck out on his visit.

"Overall, I liked it a lot, The Dome and the environment. I just liked it a lot. I just like the community and how everybody is into the football games and everything.

"My favorite part of the trip was seeing the campus and the Carrier Dome."

Jamie Elizondo is recruiting the three star prospect for the Orange. The player and coach have been in contact with each other for a long time during the process and have established a solid relationship. Also while he was on his visit he had a chance to talk with another coach for a little bit.

"My relationship with Coach Elizondo is pretty good he is a cool guy," Flemming said. "I talked to Coach Marrone a little bit, but I talked with Coach Elizondo more on my trip."

In that short time that Flemming was able to speak with Doug Marrone he was sold on the direction the Orange were headed. According to the Virginia product Syracuse is headed for a very big game.

"I think he is doing a great job turning the program around," Flemming stated. "I think it is going to turn around real fast. I think soon we are going to have a National Championship."
With his season well underway Flemming has a surprising total of touchdowns for a wide receiver in the high school game. His touchdowns have also helped his team to an unbeaten record.

"We are 5-0. I have seven touchdowns, but I do not know how many yards I have."

Coming into college Flemming will need work as most freshman do, but he feels he has himself set in one aspect of being a wide receiver and it very well may be the most important.

"My catching ability, I think I can make the catches, the hard catches when it is needed."

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