2024 offensive lineman Adam Yevchak from Donovan (NJ) Catholic was on hand for Syracuse’s 31-7 victory over Louisville on Saturday evening, and said the atmosphere was ‘electric’ in an interview with The Juice Online.
“From the time we got dropped off from the shuttles and walking into the Dome it was very electric,” Yevchak said. “I see now why it is called the Loud House because on third downs I could barely hear myself think. I really did love the atmosphere and just being there in person was surreal.”
Had an amazing time up in the Loud House last night ! The atmosphere was outstanding ! Thank you @CoachAhmadCuse @DeonMaddoxSU1 @CoachM_Schmidt @WRCoachmj for the hospitality and inviting me up. @The_C0ach_Mac pic.twitter.com/DDKBQUdCMq
— Adam Yevchak (@adam_yevchak) September 4, 2022
Syracuse’s new look offense under first-year offensive coordinator Robert Anae put on a show for the approximately 40 recruits on hand as SU amassed 449 yards, including 207 on the ground. Star running back Sean Tucker rushed for 98 yards and a score, and caught six passes for 85 yards and another score.
Tucker’s performance was particularly impressive for Yevchak.
“Being an offensive linemen I loved seeing the offensive line open up holes for Sean Tucker,” Yevchak said. “Getting to see them rush for 207 yards was great. As well as the offensive line protecting Garrett Shrader the whole night.”
On the other side of the ball, the Orange limited Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham to just 152 passing and two interceptions. The Cardinals didn’t score after the first quarter despite being a 4.5 point favorite heading into the game.
“The defense was on point the whole game,” Yevchak said. “I loved to see the players energy on the field whenever a big play happened, it just showed that they are a family. I loved every minute of it.”
Yevchak also enjoyed the raucous crowd, which caused several Louisville penalties and forced two timeouts late in the first half.
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“I loved seeing all of the orange shirts and seeing the student section take up half of the stands,” Yevchak said. “I have never seen anything like it, and it was very cool to see a school with that much spirit and pride. It was great to hear the amount of fans telling us to come to Syracuse and how great of a school it is.”
It was Yevchak’s second visit to Syracuse after he participated in Syracuse’s Elite Prospect Camp in June. He’s also drawn interest from UMass, California, Harvard, Dartmouth, Penn, Rutgers, Temple and Penn State, among others.
The game certainly left an impression on Yevchak, who said he will continue to stay in touch with the SU coaching staff.
“Coach (Khalil) Ahmad was the one who invited me up to the game, we have been in contact since the late winter,” Yevchak said. “Coach (Mike) Schmidt, the offensive line coach, had worked with me at the camp back in June. I love his coaching style, the way he works with my position. I really enjoyed talking with him yesterday and will stay in contact with him throughout my season.”
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