Shortly after offensive tackle Cam DeGeorge committed to play for Syracuse in the 2016 season, wide receiver Sadiq Palmer joined him. A wide receiver from New Jersey, Palmer verbally committed to Syracuse after receiving an offer the day before. He most recently visited the school last weekend for the Spring Game.
The nearly-instant commitment is something SU fans should be excited about, because Palmer surely feels an affinity with the Orange’s program. Bobby Acosta, who was recently moved to wide receivers coach, was a huge part in Palmer’s recruiting. Fans should be excited over SU’s pull in New Jersey, which is seemingly growing by the month. One of 2015’s biggest gets, defensive end Jake Pickard, was SU’s trophy signee from the Garden State.
Palmer checks in at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, decent size for a wide receiver. He also boasts great outside speed, something that the Orange receiving corps lacks.
While he didn’t have any other offers on the table, this isn’t necessarily bad news. Last spring, Syracuse extended offers to plenty of talented players who weren’t on the radar of bigger programs. While it may be disappointing that Palmer isn’t a headline player, he could become one in the next year.
Syracuse will reportedly be targeting wide receivers in the incoming class, a position that has been a struggle for the Orange since the 2012 season. The incoming recruiting class actually has no receivers.
Palmer is also very good friends with Anthony Brown, a three-star quarterback out of New Jersey who is also being recruited by the Orange. He also visited Central New York last week for the spring game.
In the coming weeks, expect the recruiting trail to heat up. Last spring, Syracuse had a record-setting May, with a plethora of players committing in a short time period. In the upcoming weeks keep an eye on Robert Washington, a running back out of North Carolina, Patrice Rene, a corner back out of Virginia, and Brown, the quarterback from New Jersey.
Posted By: Jason Weingold