After a two-month drought, the Orange reeled in the fourth member of its 2017 recruiting class Saturday. Canadian linebacker Tyrell Richards pledged to Syracuse in a tweet after just over a week of communicating with the Syracuse coaching staff.
The linebacker impressed at a June 7thsatellite camp at The Hun School in New Jersey. He followed that performance with another noteworthy display at a camp at SU Saturday, which lead to the offer and commitment.
Coming from Canada and having a short recruitment means Richards is a bit of a mystery. On Saturday, he told Scout’s Mike McAllister, “I’m a hard working, hard hitting linebacker who loves to come down hill and also loves to cover. I play with a killer instinct and am always around the ball.”
Raheem Blackshear Is High On SU
2017 wide receiver Raheem Blackshear also attended the camp at Syracuse this past weekend and left in love with the school.
“The visit was amazing,” Blackshear said. “It helped me see what type of people and coaches I would be around. And the way I fit into [Syracuse’s] offense.”
The Pennsylvania native met Dino Babers on Sunday and called him a great coach and great person.
He plans to commit to a school before the beginning of his senior season at Archbishop Wood in Warminster, Penn.
Blackshear told the Fizz that the most important factor in determining where he’ll play college football comes down to his relationship with the given school’s coaching staff. Orange running backs coach Mike Hart began recruiting Blackshear for SU at the end of the receiver’s junior season.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette