January 8, 2009

Is Cardwell still Orange?

Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha linebacker Raheem Cardwell visited Syracuse University over the summer and after that he committed to the Orange. Now with a coaching change in place that commitment may not be so solid anymore.

CuseConfidential.com has just learned that the two star prospect is not committed to Syracuse any longer. Cardwell sites the change in defensive philosophy as the main factor in this decision.

"I actually had a chance to speak one-on-one with Coach Marrone today. It just became obvious that it wouldn't work out for me there. I didn't really like what I was hearing about the new defense and wouldn't fit into it that well. I'm not totally sure what defense they're planning to run, but I think they want guys who are sort of like stand up defensive ends."

Cardwell, now joins Derrell Person as another prospect to change their mind about Syracuse this week.

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