On Tuesday, the Orange earned its fourth verbal commitment for the 2015 football season. While the class got off to a slow start, the Orange has picked up the pace in the last couple weeks.
Davante Davis, a 2-star cornerback from Florida, is the newest member of the Orange’s 2015 recruiting class. Both Davis and fellow 2015 commit Gerald Robinson are from Florida. Davis is also the second cornerback in the recruiting class.
The 6’3”, 200-pound defender chose the Orange over the likes of Cincinnati, Virginia, Florida Atlantic, and Florida International.
He was recruited by offensive coordinator George McDonald, who has turned Florida into a mini-pipeline for the Orange. Davis attended Booker T. Washington High School near Miami. South Florida has already given the Orange six 2014 recruits, further showing McDonald’s recruiting prowess. The two 2015 recruits verbally committed to play for Syracuse before visiting campus.
With Davis’ commitment, the Orange now have the 57th best recruiting class in the nation, but only the ninth best in the ACC.
Now that the future secondary is beginning to fill, the coaches can turn their recruiting efforts towards some of their other top targets for 2015. One of those recruits is 4-star wide receiver Daiquan Kelly, who visited campus to attend the spring game last month.
Another target for the Orange is 3-star offensive lineman Chandler Jones. He is unrelated to the former Syracuse standout, who was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Jones was originally supposed to make his college announcement last week, but announced via Twitter that he had postponed his decision. At the time, he was choosing between Louisville and Syracuse.
Syracuse is also looking at Jordan Fox, an unranked outside linebacker who has drawn a surprising amount of interest. Teams like Louisville (again) and Wisconsin have given offers to the rising player out of New Jersey.
The Orange has a lot of different directions to potentially head in, but the important thing is numbers, as schools like Clemson and Miami have already gathered double-digit commitments for 2015.
Posted by: Jason Weingold