8 recruits react to Syracuse football’s 24-9 win over NC State

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About two dozen recruits were on hand to watch Syracuse’s 24-9 win over NC State on Saturday in a clash of top 20 teams. We caught up with some of them to get their reactions to the win.

Cameron Chmura: 2024 lineman from North (PA) Allegheny

(The Dome was) fun and loud. I think the crowd caused a couple offensive penalties. Great to be a part of it. The fans are really passionate.

Thomas Sousa: 2025 tight end/linebacker from Shepard (MA) Hill:

The atmosphere was unlike no other. The fans were amazing and the energy was through the roof. The game was awesome. Two ACC teams in the top 25 rankings. What more can you ask for? Overall an amazing matchup.

Nasere Johnson-Blakney: 2024 linebacker from Camden (NJ) High

I loved this visit a lot. The atmosphere was different felt welcomed from everyone. My favorite part about the game was the ending, yk getting to see the players and coaches happy and celebrating the win.

Ronnell ‘Mook’ Davis: 2024 wide receiver/defensive back from Middletown (DE) High

The atmosphere was great. Probably the most coolest place I’ve been at this year! Love how all the players show love to the fans after the game and the way the coaches let them take time after the game to do so.

Mareon Tisdale: 2024 offensive lineman from Snyder (NJ) High

The atmosphere was amazing. And the game was good love the energy of the crowd and the team. I was also impressed with how the offensive line didn’t give up a single sack. And after watching the game had me excited to see the next game.

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Sah’nye Degraffenreidt: 2025 wide receiver/outside linebacker from Atlantic City (NJ) High

Going to Syracuse was fun. I loved the game. That was the first time of me standing on the sideline. Y’all (have) a great football team. I like that y’all never lost.

DJ McClary: 2025 running back/linebacker from Snyder (NJ) High

The atmosphere was amazing. The fans was very supportive and loud. My impressions about Syracuse after watching that game was they never play down to the competition.

Austin Troyer: 2024 quarterback from Middletown (DE) High

The atmosphere was incredible. 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. I could see how important Syracuse football to the area. Syracuse has an elite team this year and is one of the top teams in the ACC.

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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.