2024 LB Christopher Peralta ‘loved’ energy during Syracuse visit

Christopher Peralta
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2024 Seton Hall (NJ) Prep linebacker Christopher Peralta was among a group of visitors for Syracuse’s 59-0 win over Wagner, and came away with a great impression of the Orange.

“The atmosphere was amazing,” Peralta said in an interview with The Juice Online. “Loved the energy of the crowd and the fans.”

The Orange dominated the Seahawks, holding them to just 50 total yards, and added a pick-6 from defensive back Deuce Chestnut. On offense, Syracuse scored touchdowns of each of its first six drives as QB Garrett Shrader went a perfect 17 for 17 in passing.

That improved SU’s record to 5-0, the first time Syracuse has won all five games to start the season since 1987.

“Syracuse isn’t a team to play with,” Peralta said. “They are going to go hard every play.”

Peralta has played a large role in helping Seton Hall to a 4-1 start to the season, and aside from Syracuse, is also drawing interest from schools like Northwestern, Central Michigan, and Rutgers.

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He had a chance to meet with the coaching and recruiting staff, and learned about the tradition and history of Syracuse football.

The main pitch from SU’s staff to Peralta was that “they are here for the players.”

“They want (us) to experience the best Syracuse experience possible (and) seeing everything the University and the athletics has to offer.”

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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.