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Academics were critical for Byrne

Offensive coordinator George McDonald is making a habit out of receiving verbal commitments from Florida prospects who have not yet visited the Syracuse campus. One of the most recent such pledges, Colin Byrne, discusses his decision inside.

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas offensive tackle Colin Byrne committed to Syracuse on Friday along with his teammate Sam Clausman. This despite not visiting the campus. For Byrne, the academics were too good to pass up. "It just seems like it's an academically good fit for me," Byrne said. "Sam and I both think it's a good opportunity. It's a really good opportunity for both of us... Recommended Stories

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