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Syracuse to Welcome Large Group of Recruits This Weekend

This weekend could go a long way towards SU getting back on track.

It hasn’t been the best of weeks for Syracuse football. Last Saturday a 28-7 loss to Boston College ended the Orange’s season with a final record of 3-9, but Head Coach Scott Shafer will have no time to wallow in self-pity; he has guests to entertain.

While the students are busy studying for finals this weekend, Syracuse football will be hosting 15 recruits, of which five are commits and 10 have yet to make a decision.

These recruits are:

Commits:
Evan Adams; OL, 73 out of 100 Rating on ESPN Recruiting Nation
Marquise Blair; ATH, 76 Rating
Keivonnis Davis; DE, Not Rated
Trey Dunkelberger; TE, 70 Rating (Played Junior College at Pierce College)
Dana Levine; DE, 74 Rating

Targets:
Steven Clark; DT, 70 Rating
Jonathan Crawford; ATH, 77 Rating
Amir Ealey; TE, 75 Rating
Doyle Grimes; OLB, 75 Rating
Donavan Hale; ATH, 73 Rating
Matt Keller; LS, 69 Rating
Qaadir Sheppard; TE, 75 Rating
Tyree St. Louis; OL, 81 Rating (Committed to Miami)
Calvin Steyn; OL, Not Rated
Jazzee Stocker; S, 79 Rating

It’s a lot of players to try and impress in one weekend, but the Orange need to get to as many recruits as they can and convince them that this season was merely a fluke.

Players such as Ealey and Sheppard could make an immediate impact in a Syracuse offense that was less than mediocre this year, and playing time should be one of Shafer’s selling points for them and most of the team’s offensive recruits.

The Orange are now in full-out recruiting mode, and after a depressing week of multiple recruits decommitting it will be nice to see some potential players that are still planning on or interested in making the Carrier Dome their home. This offseaon will test the recruiting abilities of Coach Shafer and the Orange coaching staff more so than ever, as the 2014 squad left little positives to point to.

Posted:  Nathan Dickinson

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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