Dino Babers has sneakily been a great recruiting poacher, while also fending off predators. The third year head coach stole quarterback Chance Amie away from Houston in the Cougars’ own backyard and fended off Power Five football juggernauts in their late pursuits of Tommy DeVito. Now, Babers is on the prowl, and this venture is cross-country. Syracuse offered Class of 2021 athlete Seven McGee this week.
McGee is currently a sophomore-to-be in high school and is already committed to Oregon. Since he is so young, 247Sports doesn’t have a ranking yet, but McGee looks like a very promising player since he is getting major offers after just his freshman season.
McGee currently plays for Narbonne High School in Los Angeles, which has produced numerous NFL players over the years. However, he noted in his tweet announcing his offer that he is from New York. He hails from Rochester, per his Twitter account.
After an amazing unofficial in my home state to Syracuse university🍊🔵 An a amazing talk with @CoachLynch I am honored and bless to say I have received an offer from Syracuse university 🔵🍊 pic.twitter.com/B6qkRNiRq2
— Seven McGee (@McgeeSeven) June 8, 2018
McGee recently announced on Twitter that he is switching to play wide receiver after spending a lot of time at running back. However, his 5-foot-9 stature suggests he could still be a running back in college. Of course, his size can certainly change over the next three years.
If he does end up at running back, it’s an intriguing position moving forward for the Orange. Syracuse has steadily picked up backfield pieces each year as expected, but nobody has stood out during the Scott Shafer and Dino Babers’ eras. The Orange hasn’t had a 1,000 yard rusher since Delone Carter in 2010.
With McGee so far out from potentially coming to SU, plenty of roster turnover is sure to be in store. For the time being, the Orange has Dontae Strickland and Moe Neal patrolling the backfield. But after Strickland graduates next season, things will get interesting. Syracuse scooped up Oklahoma transfer and four star recruit Abdul Adams, who could revolutionize the Orange’s running game in 2019 after sitting out his transfer year. Along with Adams’ two more years of eligibility, SU picked up three running back commits in its latest class.
McGee committed to Oregon last April, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him decommit since he pledged to the Ducks so early in the process. It is worth noting that he did commit after a coaching change from Willie Taggart to Mario Cristobal, which is a positive for Oregon since he stuck through the coaching change.
Currently, McGee has outstanding offers from his hometown USC, Nebraska and Arizona State. He has taken an unofficial visit to Alabama. McGee also announced that he is taking an unofficial visit to West Virginia soon. If he hits the open market, expect that number to drastically rise.
Will be taking an unofficial to West Virginia university soon🚶🏾💯🔵⚪️
— Seven McGee (@McgeeSeven) June 9, 2018