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Asani Becomes Preferred Walk-On

Ximi Asani had options, but not the kind he originally envisioned. After tearing his ACL during his senior season, he was forced to choose between a division one preferred walk-on offer, or a scholarship at a lower level. He discusses his journey to choosing Syracuse inside.

Preferred walk-ons are not discussed in the same manner as scholarship recruits. However, even if they never see the field, they can have a big impact on a program as they push players in practice. Ximi Asani accepted a preferred walk-on offer at Syracuse after a difficult year. "I was first contacted by Coach Pat Perles," Asani recalled. "He told me they were really impressed with my highlight...

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