Two weeks ago Bobby Acosta and Joe Adam offered scholarships to a whole bunch of 2016 Florida recruits. Last week the SU coaching staff did not focus on a specific region offering high school players from Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.
Starting in Pennsylvania, 2016 3-star linebacker recruit Tymar Sutton received a Syracuse offer Saturday. The Orange was Sutton’s 14th offer. The other power five schools interested are Boston College, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Sutton stands at 6’0’’ and weighs 207 pounds. He also plays quarterback for his McKeesport high school team. Watch his tape here.
Over in Illinois, the Orange showed interest in another linebacker last week. Quentin Jones plays for Simeon in Chicago and tweeted a picture of himself with the Carrier Dome in the background titled “Syracuse Showing Some Love.” Jones is 5’10’’ and weighs 200 pounds. Simeon may sound familiar to Syracuse fans; it is the same high school that redshirt freshman offensive lineman Denzel Ward attended. One other interesting fact about Jones is that he wears 44 for Simeon. It is unclear if Jones has been officially offered by Syracuse because he is not ranked on any major recruiting sites, but the photoshopped image definitely means there is interest. Watch his tape here.
Finally, Syracuse offered 4-star 2017 California quarterback Tristan Gebbia this week. Gebbia is the real deal. He already has offers from Alabama and Arizona State. Syracuse has had trouble recruiting quarterbacks this cycle, but getting the California QB interested in the program could make fans forget about the coaching staff’s struggles in that area. Gebbia is 6’3’’, 180 pounds and has a cannon for an arm. He is a long shot to land at Syracuse, but should be at the top of every fan’s wish list.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette