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Monday Recruiting: Who’s Still In The State Championship Hunt?

Two weeks ago Syracuse defensive end commit Zach Morton won a state championship in Michigan when Cass Tech defeated Central Catholic 49-20 from Ford Field. This past weekend, a few other SU commits put themselves in positions to also win a title, and one other future Orange joined Morton as a state champion.

In Washington D.C., Nykeim Johnson and Friendship Collegiate defeated H.D. Woodson on Saturday 13-0 to win the D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA crown. Although Washington D.C. is not a state, this win is the equivalent of a state title for Johnson.

The wide receiver commit had one catch in the win, per the Washington Post.

Down south, Joshua Palmer and Aaron Hackett met head to head in Florida with an appearance in the state championship on the line Friday night. Palmer’s St. Thomas Aquinas team pummeled Hackett’s previously undefeated Venice team 46-8.

Palmer had one catch in the game. He did not score a touchdown in this one, but currently has seven on the season. Hackett finishes his year with 24 catches for 321 yards and four scores.

Aquinas takes on Plant in the state championship game this Friday in Orlando.

Like Palmer, Miami native and Syracuse linebacker commit Nadarius Fagan will also be playing in a state title game this weekend. Fagan’s Southridge team rolled to a 26-7 road win over Deerfield Beach in the state semifinal Friday.

Southridge will be playing its state championship game in Orlando as well, but that contest is Saturday against Dr. Phillips.

By the time #MondayRecruiting goes up next week, SU’s class of 2017 may have two more state champions…

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Posted: Connor Morrissette

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