Syracuse Football: QB target caps off spectacular junior year with state title

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Syracuse football is among numerous college teams showing interest in 2024 quarterback Jacob Zamot from New Jersey, and the talented yet underrated prospect just wrapped up a ridiculous junior year by notching a state title.

Last weekend, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Zamot, a dual-threat quarterback, played a key role as Millville High School in Millville, N.J., defeated Northern Highlands Regional High School from Allendale, N.J., by a final count of 18-14 in the first-ever New Jersey Group 4 state championship game.

In the 2022 stanza, the Thunderbolts tallied an overall record of 12-2, with Millville being rated No. 5 across New Jersey, according to these statewide final top-25 rankings.

While the primary recruiting services currently don’t include Zamot in their 2024 national rankings, I personally believe he is going to contend for four-star status in the junior cycle when all is said and done.

Syracuse football, hopefully, will offer a scholarship to 2024 QB Jacob Zamot.

In his junior term, per the MaxPreps Web site, Zamot threw for 3,180 yards in the air, while completing about 60 percent of his passes, notching 27 passing touchdowns and only allowing five interceptions. That’s mighty impressive.

As we noted in another column not too long ago, Zamot took a visit to the Orange campus in September and was in attendance when Syracuse football defeated Virginia, 22-20, at the JMA Wireless Dome.

According to media reports, recruiting services and other online resources, besides Syracuse football, Zamot is garnering interest from college teams such as Penn State, Rutgers, UCF, Maryland, Liberty, UConn, UMass, Stony Brook, Temple, Towson, Villanova and Monmouth.

Several recent reports have noted that Zamot presently has Syracuse football within the top three in his recruiting process. That being said, his recruitment could have a way to go, and I imagine many more high-major programs will pursue this talented, hard-working and humble young man.

Zamot has shared that he was named to the All-Conference first team and the All-South Jersey first squad. While Syracuse football coaches have offered scholarships to several other 2024 quarterbacks, assuming the ‘Cuse offers Zamot, I could envision him becoming a priority target for the team in this cycle.

In mid-November, Syracuse football landed its first 2024 commitment, from wide receiver Syair Torrence. The 5-foot-11 Torrence attends the Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse.

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