Syracuse football received a commitment from Florida transfer quarterback Carlos Del Rio-Wilson, he announced on Tuesday evening via social media.
A four-star quarterback out of Cartersville (GA) High, and the 146th overall recruit in the 2021 class, Rio-Wilson did not play a snap for the Gators in the 2021 season, and still has four years of eligibility remaining.
First, thank you to all the teams that reached out and all the coaches that helped me out!! 🙏 ❤️ Now Let’s play football!!!! #starvingtoprove 🤨@CuseFootball @CoachBabersCuse @Coach_Beck7 @CoachAnae pic.twitter.com/DIduznRPfE
— QBCarlosDelRio (@QBCarlosDelrio) May 24, 2022
He will compete on a Syracuse roster that features incumbent starter Garrett Shrader, Michigan transfer Dan Villari, and redshirt freshmen JaCobian Morgan and Justin Lamson. The Orange needed additional depth as Lamson suffered a knee injury in spring practice and is out indefinitely.
Syracuse had one of the worst passing offenses in college football in 2021, averaging just 153.0 yards per game, 122nd in the country, but attempted to address that in the offseason by hiring offensive coordinator Robert Anae and quarterbacks coach Jason Beck.
The Orange also had two quarterbacks transfer from the program, with Tommy DeVito (Illinois) and Dillon Markiewicz (Texas State) headed elsewhere.
As for Rio-Wilson, he entered the transfer portal in April, becoming the third Gator to do so following spring camp under new head coach Billy Napier. He threw two passes in Florida’s annual Orange and Blue Spring Game, both falling incomplete.
Florida also lost quarterback Emory Jones to the portal as the Gators attempt to trim down their roster to meet the 85-man scholarship limit.