Interest level strong between Syracuse football and 3-star QB Henry Belin

Syracuse football continues to make 2022 quarterback Henry Belin a high-priority target, and the three-star prospect has the Orange among his top suitors.

In early July, three-star Justin Lamson gave Syracuse football its quarterback in the 2021 class, and now the Orange has its sights set on a QB in the 2022 recruiting cycle, with a focus on New York state prospect Henry Belin.

Although Belin’s recruiting process is still early on, Syracuse football did represent the initial team from a Power Five conference to offer him a scholarship, according to CuseNation.com’s Mike McAllister, and that’s an encouraging sign.

To date, the rising junior at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y., has received other offers from fellow Atlantic Coast Conference member Pittsburgh, Big Ten Conference participant Rutgers, Empire State crew Buffalo, Dartmouth and Massachusetts.

Expect many more offers to come in for the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Belin, who is rated as three stars by 247Sports, as well as the No. 37 pro-style quarterback nationally in the 2022 class and the No. 7 high-school player in New York state.

Belin told McAllister that he thinks he would prove a “perfect fit” for the Syracuse football fast-paced, pass-happy offense. “I think that it fits me well because it’s very similar to the offense that I play in now,” Belin said.

Orange coaches are in regular communication with Belin, per the CuseNation.com piece. “I think [their] message to me is that they are great when it comes to developing quarterbacks with Jimmy Garoppolo as a prime example and that they want me to be their guy for the 22 class,” Belin added.

He may decide on a collegiate destination “next spring or summer” and has “a lot of interest” in the Orange, writes McAllister.

“A place that feels like the right fit for me where I know that I will get a chance to play,” Belin said. “Right now it’s mostly Syracuse, Rutgers, and Northwestern (recruiting me hard).”

According to the 247Sports Web site, Syracuse football has offered a trio of pro-style quarterbacks to date in the 2022 cycle. One of those offers arrived in June to four-star Peter Delaportas.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Delaportas, who attends Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta, N.J., is a top-10 pro-style quarterback in the 2022 class.