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Following Nykeim Johnson and Josh Palmer, Who’s Next For SU Football?

SU can continue its recruiting momentum.

It’s been a good week for Syracuse football. In the past five days the Orange has locked in four commits beginning with 2017 linebacker Tyrell Richards on Saturday. A day later, former Colorado defensive end De’Jon Wilson tweeted he’d be joining the Orange as a graduate transfer this season. Then on Tuesday, Washington D.C. slot receiver Nykeim Johnson pledged to SU. That wasn’t the final wide out to join the Orange though; on Wednesday evening Florida receiver Josh Palmer chose SU as well.

So where does Syracuse go from here? Dino Babers and the rest of the Orange staff have been working hard on the recruiting trail trying to bring in more talent. Below are four names that have been linked to SU.

Raheem Blackshear: The Pennsylvania wide receiver has Syracuse in his top five after camping at SU this past weekend. He told the Fizz that his visit was amazing and that he plans to commit to a school before the start of his senior season.

Kadeem Trotter: Following a weekend visit, the Ohio linebacker left campus with a good feeling about SU. He told the Post Standard that Syracuse is his top school. Tom Kaufman is Trotter’s primary recruiter.

Jordan Wright: This coup may end up being bigger than landing Tommy DeVito if the Orange can pull it off. Wright is a 3-star defensive end from Florida who is cousins with Syracuse freshman defensive end Kenneth Ruff. Wright visited SU from Saturday to Tuesday. The problem here is that the Dillard high school product has offers from some of the nation’s top programs such as Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma.

Jamal Holloway: Remember Holloway? He’s a 2016 Shafer commit who eventually had to part ways with SU a week before National Signing Day because of academic issues. Those problems are now resolved, which means Holloway could play this year. His high school coach has reached out to the SU staff, will the Orange bite?

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Posted: Connor Morrissette

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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