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Byron Center linebacker Austin Roon signs with Syracuse

Committed to the Orange back in May
Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 23:05:28-05

BYRON CENTER, Mich. — Byron Center linebacker Austin Roon was finally able to make his college decision official during Wednesday's early signing period, inking with Syracuse.

Austin Roon signs with Syracuse

"I was really just looking for a program where the coaches really care about me and wanted me to grow as more than just a player but as a man," Roon said, "I feel like those coaches really care about me."

The six-foot-four, 220-pound Roon began receiving offers his junior year before Arizona State, Syracuse, Buffalo, Ohio and others came calling this past spring.

"It's a little bit relieving, the whole process was a little stressful, it's a little worrisome trying to figure out where you want to go but once you figure it out, you're excited and ready to move on to the next chapter," he added.

Roon becomes the second player from Byron Center to play in a Power Five conference in recent years, joining Marcus Cisco who is a walk-on defensive back at Northwestern.

"I can't wait to be BC strong and hopefully put on for this city."