SU football lands 3-star defensive back from Chicago

Syracuse football continues to improve their defensive unit with yet another verbal commitment for the 2014 recruiting class.

Lamar Dawson, a 3 star defensive back out of Chicago, limited his scholarship choices down to Syracuse, Michigan State and Cincinnati. Dawson announced his decision to commit to Syracuse via twitter on Saturday.

Of the nine verbal commitments secured by Syracuse, seven of them are defensive players. Rodney Williams and Naesean Howard join Dawson as Syracuseâ??s defensive back recruits, and all three players have shown outstanding potential thus far in their high school careers.

Dawson emphasized his appreciation for Syracuse fans via twitter, which played a factor in his decision.