2026 QB Marco Green describes ‘amazing’ atmosphere at Syracuse

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2026 quarterback Marco Green was among a large group of recruits on hand for Syracuse’s 31-7 win over Louisville on Saturday, and left with a great impression of the Orange.

“The atmosphere was amazing, you could tell all the fans love the team and players,” Green said in an interview with The Juice Online. “The Dome was loud, it was the kind of environment every kid dreams of playing in. I’m glad I got to experience that.”

Green, a freshman at Paramus Catholic in New Jersey, took in an outstanding performance from Syracuse’s offense, which gained 449 yards and scored on its first three possessions of the game. The man he could one day replace, Garrett Shrader, threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 94 yards and another score.

He also visited with his parents and brother, and got a chance to interact with the SU coaching staff after assistant coach Khalil Ahmad invited him to the game.

“The visit was lots of fun,” Green said. “The staff and coaches were very welcoming and provided a great experience for me and my family.”

Syracuse is Green’s first Power 5 visit, but he knows it’s only a matter of time before other high-majors start showing interest.

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“Being that I’m only a freshman I’m hopeful that others will follow,” Green said. “All I can do is continue to do is work hard to achieve my goal of playing for a Power 5 conference school.”

Speaking of followers, Green has felt plenty of love from Syracuse fans on social media, and said he “absolutely” wants to take another visit to Central New York.

“The fans are very welcoming,” Green said. “Quite a few have been following me on Twitter showing love.”

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.