The weather is finally nice in Syracuse, but many members of the Orange coaching staff are on the road looking for talent. Last week SU made headlines by offering a couple of 4-star players. This week was a more traditional seven days for Syracuse football recruiting. Coaches offered and heard about plans to visit campus from some two and three star skill position players. The team also invited an unranked linebacker to a summer camp.
The biggest name that surfaced this week is three star Potomac, Maryland receiver and safety Patrick Johnson II. Johnson tweeted that he was blessed to receive a scholarship offer from Syracuse on Tuesday. He has 30 total offers that include Boston College, Michigan State, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Both wide receiver and safety should be needs for the Orange in 2016.
Similarly to NJ quarterback Anthony Brown two weeks ago, Robert Washington’s friend and USA Football teammate Moe Neal narrowed his collegiate list down to five schools this week. Syracuse made the running back’s top five as did BC, Duke, Mississippi State, and Wake Forest. Neal has already visited the Hill; he came with Washington. In addition to playing running back, he can also line up at slot receiver. Shafer said after the Spring Game that he wants 2016 to be the year of the skill position. So far, he’s staying true to his word.
Sticking with that trend, 2-star Missouri running back Tre Bryant tweeted this week that he plans to visit Syracuse. The Orange offered him in early April. Unranked Kentucky linebacker Austin Mills tweeted that he will attend a summer camp at Syracuse in the next few months. If he performs strongly, he will be offered as well.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette