Syracuse has 25 players in its 2015 recruiting class and will look to add a few more names before National Signing Day on February 4th.
Pennsylvania safety Jay Stocker, a 3-star recruit, is at the top of the Orange’s wish list. Stocker visited campus in early December; he has offers from 19 schools but the only other college he has visited is Pitt. Defensive line coach Tim Daoust staying at SU instead of joining the Panthers could make Syracuse the front-runner to land the safety. With Syracuse thin in the secondary next year, a Stocker commitment would be a definite boost to the program.
Another player the Orange is high on is Florida linebacker Doyle Grimes. The South Dade product is currently committed to play football at Marshall, but tweeted that he will be making a major football decision on February 4th, which makes it look like he might swap schools. Grimes had committed to Syracuse in the summer but flipped to Marshall this fall. He visited SU in December as well and tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Syracuse jersey. The only issue with Grimes is that George McDonald is the coach who mainly recruited him. Now that SU’s former offensive coordinator is at NC State, the linebacker may stick with his current commitment to Marshall.
Finally, Syracuse will once again not have a 4-star commit in its football class. The best chance the Orange had was with Ohio linebacker Anthony McKee. The 4-star recruit stated this summer that Syracuse was in his top 5-7 schools. McKee has visited a handful of schools since then, but Syracuse has not been one of them. He is set to visit Wisconsin later this month.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette