2024 quarterback Austin Troyer is a fast rising prospect from Middletown (DE) High who is drawing high-major attention in his junior season.
He’s being recruited by Power 5 programs like Wake Forest, NC State, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Penn State and North Carolina, as well as Syracuse. He visited SU on Saturday, and took in the Orange’s 24-9 win over NC State.
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Troyer, along with some of his teammates (including defensive back Ronnell Davis), got to take in a sold out JMA Wireless Dome crowd, and he described the atmosphere as ‘incredible,’ in an interview with The Juice Online.
“I was surprised on how loud it could get in the Dome and it felt like every single fan in the stadium was engaged in the game,” Tyler said. “I could see how important Syracuse football to the area.”
It was especially important because the win improved Syracuse to 6-0 on the season, and it came against the then-No. 13 team in the country. The Orange is now ranked 14th in both the AP and Coaches Polls, and continues its best start since 1987.
“It was great to see two ranked ACC teams play,” Troyer said. “You can’t ask for a much better matchup. Syracuse has an elite team this year and is one of the top teams in the ACC.”
Aside from the game, Troyer got to tour the Syracuse facilities and parts of campus, and got to learn more about the tradition of Orange football. It left a strong impression on him.
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“Syracuse is a newer school to my recruitment,” he said. “But I’ve loved what I’ve seen so far.”
The feeling is mutual with the Orange coaching staff, who is certainly aware of Middletown winning the state championship in 2021. Though his team is just 3-3 to start this year, Troyer is confident good things are ahead.
“Our season hasn’t been perfect but I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people,” Troyer said. “Our team is ready to go win a state chip.”
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