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Syracuse Lands Second Tight End

Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:54pm
By: Carlos Colazzo

Syracuse recently picked up its second tight end and 14th commitment of the Orange's 2014 recruiting class.

Beau Benzschawel, a two-star prospect from Grafton (Wisc.) High School, will become another big target off the line for Syracuse, along with fellow 2014 tight end commitment, Jamal Custis

 

Not surprisingly, the 6-6, 250-pound Benzshawel cites his size as one of his strengths, along with a pair of soft hands. He verbally committed to the Orange last Wednesday, after visiting the school and talking with coaches and players this past weekend.

Benzschawel, who also plays basketball and baseball at Grafton, chose Syracuse over Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Iowa State and Wyoming. 

While the Orange are planning on playing him at tight end, he has the ability to help out in a variety of different positions, including long snapper. 

Benzschawel's high school coach, Ben Chosseck, told CuseNation.com that his star tight end's frame and athleticism were used to create mismatches against opposing linebackers and cornerbacks routinely. He had the speed to get passed linebackers, and the size to make plays on smaller cornerbacks.

"He will have the ability to work the middle of the field at the next level, Chossek said. "He can run all of the different routes that a program can run ... He's also the type of kid you can split out and throw the ball in the air and let him go get it."

Syracuse is recruiting Benzschawel to do just that in college, but he does admit he is going to have to work on his speed and strength as he adjusts to collegiate football.

Check out the video below for some of his high school highlights: