Early Wednesday morning, Syracuse got its man. Jahad Carter, a 3-star versatile DB out of Richmond, Virginia just committed to play for the Orange per Michael Mcallister.
Size: 6-0, 185
Ranking: 84.25, 3-star (via 247sports.com)
Carter Chose SU over FAU, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech. He originally committed to Virginia Tech in the 2019 recruiting cycle, although he didn’t sign, and instead reclassified to 2020 and attended Jireh Prep. As a recruit back in 2019, the Virginia native received offers from NC State, Michigan, South Carolina, Temple and Virginia Tech, and got some attention from Alabama and Clemson.
Carter’s versatility will fit well into this Orange defense that we know loves to utilize players at multiple positions. This news also comes at a convenient time, Syracuse announced just yesterday that Tony White will take over as the team’s next defensive coordinator. While coaching at Arizona State University, White ran a 3-3-5 defense that he intends on bringing to this program, which is something that could have played as a huge upside to Carter during his visit back on January 31st.
Carter’s addition gives the Orange 24 players in this recruiting cycle, 4 of which are DBs. Other than Carter SU picked up late signee Chase Atkinson as well as safeties Ben Labosse and Robert Hanna who both signed during the early period. This class is the Orange’s largest since back in 2017 when the team added 26 new faces.
Syracuse may not be done though, with the window still open looking for the team to attempt to fill a few more gaps. With both Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson gone as well as Trishton Jackson out of the picture on offense, defensive line and wide receiver are both still positions of need for the Orange.