Syracuse basketball is gearing up for the ACC tournament and March Madness, but the world of football recruiting never stops. Syracuse held its second junior day for 2020 recruits this past weekend, and hosted 15 players.
Three of the recruits that visited Syracuse, attend Suffield Academy in Connecticut, which has produced talent like Clemson star Christian Wilkins. One of the prospects was quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, who is rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the class according to 247sports. At 6-foot-4 and 212 pounds, he has the frame coaches look for when recruiting QB’s. He was joined by his teammates, wide receiver Jaden Dottin and athlete Justin Barron. Dottin is a 6-foot-3 outside receiver threat with offers from Michigan and Penn State. Barron is a 6-foot-4 WR/DB that would be very intriguing in the secondary due to his size. Clearly the three have chemistry from the picture posted by Tyler Van Dyke.
— Jaden Dottin (@jadendottin) March 4, 2019
Syracuse also hosted a couple of 4-star recruits, including Aaron Lewis who has offers from Baylor, Maryland, and West Virginia. The New Jersey native is 6-foot-5 but is slim for a defensive end. He’s only 235 pounds, but thin D-ends like Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson have excelled in a Syracuse defense that allows edge rushers to pin their ears back and rush the quarterback.
Another 4-star that made the visit to campus is New Jersey native Amin Vanover who took the trip with his teammate Elijuwan Mack who’s a three-star defensive back. Vanover holds offers from powerhouses like Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Penn State and is ranked as the No. 16 strong side defensive end by 247sports. Mack is a three-star safety that holds offers from ACC foes Virginia Tech and Boston College. Both of them donned the orange and blue unis on the visit.
— Amin vanover (@vanover_amin) March 3, 2019
The Orange also dished out an offer to D-lineman Dayon Hayes who recorded 26 sacks and 11 forced fumbles last season per Hudl.com. Hayes goes to the second smallest high school in Pittsburgh that hasn’t produced a D-1 recruit in over 20 years. Even with the lack of notoriety surrounding the school, programs like Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, and Temple are all taking notice of the talented defensive lineman.
A couple other D-lineman made the trip to Syracuse. 3-star defensive tackle Sammy Solomon and unranked DT Wesley Horton were both on campus, and Horton even gave a shout out to a Syracuse coach.
— Wesley Horton (@nahswh) March 3, 2019
Here’s a list of the rest of the recruits that attended junior day.
OL Jeremiah Banks-Wall
3-star LB Tirek Austin-Cave
3-star ATH Eamonn Dennis
3-star QB Will Howard
3-star TE/WR Jalen Williams who’s 6-foot-6 200 lbs.