Class of 2027 quarterback Kahden Davis from St. Peters (NJ) Prep left Central New York with an ‘amazing’ impression. The signal caller from Jersey City was on hand for Syracuse’s 31-7 win over Louisville in the first game of the 2022 season.
“The game was amazing,” Davis said in an interview with The Juice Online. “Watching Syracuse win its home opener was very cool especially because they were the underdawgs. Everyone was excited and cheered for almost everything.”
— Kahden Davis 2027 QB (@KahdenDavis) September 4, 2022
Davis, who was invited to the game by Syracuse assistant coach Khalil Ahmad, got a firsthand look at Syracuse’s new look offense under Robert Anae, and liked what he saw.
Orange starting quarterback Garrett Shrader threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 95 yards and another score. Overall, SU gained 449 yards and outscored Louisville 21-0 after the first quarter.
“I had a great time watching QB Garrett Shrader,” Davis said. “He did a great job not only passing but using his legs to extend plays.”
Shrader’s performance was a huge reason why the JMA Wireless Dome crowd lived up to the name of ‘The Loud House.’
“The atmosphere at Syracuse was great,” Davis said. “Everyone’s energy was high and all Orange fans were welcoming. Everyone standing and shouting on third downs to make the other team nervous was really cool. It was so so loud. I would hate to be an opposing team in there.”
That kind of atmosphere is the exact kind Davis is looking for in a college. So far, Davis has drawn interest from Rutgers, Michigan, Penn State, Boston College and Auburn, among others.
“Syracuse is definitely a place that could feel like home,” Davis said. “The coaches, the facilities, the fans – orange nation is strong. The coaches were very welcoming. They made me and my family feel like we were members of the orange family. The facility was very nice from the locker room to the team room.”