The days of hardcore summer recruiting in 2016 are over. The Syracuse coaching staff has turned its attention to the upcoming season now that camp is in full swing.
Just because it‚Äôs the middle of August does not mean recruiting efforts slow to a complete halt though. How do we know? The Orange staff has recently offered two linemen.
Liam Dobson, 2017 defensive tackle
It‚Äôs clear that Dino Babers wasn‚Äôt joking when he said he planned to recruit Canada…
The Orange already has three players with Canadian connections in its 2017 class and earlier this month the SU staff offered Dobson, a Canadian defensive tackle, a scholarship.
Dobson plays at Canada Prep Academy alongside tight end Blake Williams, another Syracuse target. The tackle stands at 6‚Äô3‚Äô‚Äô and weights 315 pounds. The Orange was his third Division I offer.
SU is still targeting at least one defensive tackle in the 2017 class following the commitment of Pennsylvania‚Äôs Curtis Harper. Judging from his offer, Dobson is a player the Orange staff sees potentially filling that role.
Jordan McFadden, 2018 offensive tackle
As the Fizz has pointed out in the past, Babers wants his offensive lineman as big as possible. McFadden is 6‚Äô5‚Äô‚Äô, which means he‚Äôll fit right in with the other o-linemen SU has recruited under Babers, should he eventually commit.
McFadden lives in South Carolina. Syracuse hasn‚Äôt had many recruiting connections with the state in the past. Under Babers that could change.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette