August 22, 2008

Lemon is excited to wear Orange in college

Gambrils (MD) Arundel wide receiver Alec Lemon did not have many offers in the recruiting process and he had originally planned to wait a bit before picking his school. However things quickly changed for the receivers as he gave a verbal commitment to Syracuse.

"They had one more wide receiver spot open and I just felt like it was the right time to do it. One, they only had one more spot and two I just felt good about Syracuse," Lemon said. "The fact that they told me I can play any position out there and it seems like they want me to start my career of early. When I talked to Coach Robinson he thinks I could start my career off early."

Lemon, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds had the idea of a commitment in his mind after he left the Orange because of how well the visit went. When that trip concluded Lemon felt that Syracuse was a place he could spend the next four or five years.

"When I was up there for camp I just felt a connection right away with the campus and how everything was set up, the coaches, and how they coached. When I went on the campus tour I thought to myself that this is a place I could see myself for the next four or five years."

Over the past couple of years the Orange record has not been the greatest, but that is not something that the two star prospect has overlooked. He feels that everything is heading in the right direction.

"I know we are rebuilding, but I know we should be successful in the future. We just have to get those recruits and get that team chemistry. Coach Robinson said practice was going great and that there will be a good team coming up this year."

As far as the chemistry goes the Maryland product is wasting no time trying to build relationships.

"I am actually talking with my recruiting coach Randy Trivers and I am trying to get some new numbers for like Derrell Person. I am also trying to figure out when all the recruits are going up to Syracuse."

He is also hitting the recruiting trail after being an Orange commit for such a short time.

"I am actually trying to talk with Cody Magill from Quince Orchard because I know he has an offer from Syracuse. We scrimmage them on Saturday, so I will talk to him about Syracuse then."

The future Orange receiver is looking forward to making it to campus and starting his career for Syracuse as soon as possible.

"I am just looking forward to everything. Everything felt good and it felt like the perfect fit for me. When I step on the football field they said they can have me in any position either split or slot, so that made me feel good knowing I can play anywhere."

Now that he is committed to the Orange Lemon talked about what kind of player the fans will see while he is on campus.

"They are going to get a good physical receiver that likes to block, doesn't have a problem with blocking, has good hands, and can make the big play."

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