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Monday Recruiting: Who Will Commit Next?

The Orange has a lot more players on its radar.

Last week Syracuse reeled in three 2016 commits: Florida quarterback Rex Culpepper, Georgia defensive back Will Harper and Florida safety Scoop Bradshaw (Culpepper and Bradshaw are high school teammates). These were Syracuse’s first commitments since Robert Washington chose SU in April.

So what’s next for Orange football? Here are six names to keep in mind as Syracuse continues on the recruiting trail.

Devon Clarke – Clarke, a safety, lives in Florida. He initially committed to Oregon State in March but then reopened his recruitment in May when more Division I offers came in. He has a solid relationship with Syracuse tight ends coach Jake Moreland and wants to visit the Hill in the future. He says right now, the Orange is his top school.

Jamal Holloway – Holloway is a defensive end from New Jersey who visited Syracuse a couple of weeks ago. The Orange is trying to beef up on defense in the 2016 class and Holloway is definitely a target. Penn State has dominated New Jersey recruiting lately, but the Nittany Lions are yet to offer Holloway. This one could come down to Syracuse and Rutgers.

Solomon Manning – Manning wants to verbally commit to a school soon. The New Jersey linebacker planned to make a collegiate decision by Monday morning, but after attending (and enjoying) Syracuse’s camp on Saturday he might need to take some more time before giving a verbal.

Martin Mangram – Syracuse already has one Georgia commit in its 2016 class, safety Will Harper. The program wants to make it two with Mangram. The cornerback has offers from Iowa, Illinois and Northwestern. Syracuse can definitely compete with those schools.

Sean McKeon – The Massachusetts tight end released a top five Sunday and Syracuse made the cut along with Michigan, Virginia, BC and Pitt.

Jack Brotzki – Brotzki, a two star quarterback from Syracuse, only has one collegiate offer and it’s from the Orange. Jack’s father Bob works for SU athletics. Brotzki’s commitment seems like a matter of when, not if.

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