I’m a big fan of 2024 quarterback Jacob Zamot from New Jersey, and I hope that in the near future, he receives a scholarship offer from Syracuse football.
My admiration and respect for the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Zamot, a talented and underrated dual-threat quarterback, really centers on who he is off of the field, although his skill level on the field is readily apparent.
When I see Zamot on social media, he is always humble, kind and polite. He has high character. He works hard and takes nothing for granted.
Not too long ago, Zamot noted on his Twitter page that he was scheduled to host a quarterback clinic for kids aged eight to 12 years old on Saturday, Feb. 18. How cool is that?
Syracuse football is showing interest in 2024 quarterback Jacob Zamot.
If we move on to the field, Zamot put forth a tremendous junior year for Millville High School in Millville, N.J.
Zamot, one of the top quarterbacks in New Jersey, played a key role in Millville going 12-2 in its 2022 campaign. The Thunderbolts capped off this stellar season by claiming the first-ever New Jersey Group 4 state championship.
In the 2022 stanza, Zamot completed around 60 percent of his pass attempts and threw for 3,180 yards in the air, according to the MaxPreps Web site.
He posted 27 passing touchdowns against just five interceptions. Deservingly so, as the 2022 season culminated, Zamot picked up numerous awards and honors for his performance.
While at this juncture he doesn’t have an offer from the Orange, the Syracuse football coaching staff certainly has interest in him. Last September, Zamot visited the ‘Cuse and was in attendance when Syracuse football beat Virginia, 22-20, at the JMA Wireless Dome.
And as he disclosed recently on Twitter, Orange coaches have invited him back to the Hill for the team’s spring practice in April.
Personally, I think that Zamot will contend for four-star status in the 2024 cycle. In late January, he did take visits to both Maryland and Rutgers.
According to recruiting services and media reports, other college squads displaying interest in Zamot include Michigan, Boston College, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, UCF, Liberty, UConn, UMass, Stony Brook, Temple, Towson, Villanova and Monmouth.
Zamot has said in several interviews that at this point in his recruiting process, Syracuse football is in his top three.
The Orange coaching staff has offered scholarships to, or shown interest in, other 2024 quarterbacks. But for my money, the ‘Cuse will be hard-pressed to find a quarterback in the junior class who blends such high-level talent on the field with such top-flight character off of the field.
To reiterate what I said at the onset of this column, I’d love to see Syracuse football coaches offer a scholarship to Jacob Zamot, a truly fine young man, sooner rather than later.