2024 offensive lineman Caleb Brewer got a first-hand look at Syracuse over the weekend and came away impressed with the Orange.
“The atmosphere was amazing,” Brewer said in an interview with The Juice Online. “I can see how much support the football team has.”
Brewer took in SU’s dramatic 32-29 win over Purdue on Saturday, in which the Orange scored in the final seven seconds to improve to 3-0 on the season. There were plenty of exciting moments along the way, including from another lineman named Caleb—Okechukwu in this case—coming away with a pick-6 late in the fourth quarter.
“I enjoyed the game very much, especially seeing (Okechukwu) pick the ball off and scoring a touchdown,” Brewer said. “The game was one of the best games I have ever been to. It was really cool.”
Aside from taking in the game, Brewer, who stands 6 foot 6 and 290 pounds, also got to meet with the Syracuse coaching staff, including defensive line coach Chris Achuff.
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“Coach Achuff really stressed that you need to focus very much on academics,” Brewer said. “You need to have a backup plan if football doesn’t go right for you because not everyone makes it to the NFL.”
That said, things have gone right for Brewer so far. The Wyomissing, PA native has also drawn interest from Penn State. But the SU visit left an indelible impression on him.
Said Brewer: “I’m very impressed and I really like how Syracuse operates.”
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