Last recruiting cycle Syracuse landed four-star quarterback Tommy DeVito. Now that Dino Babers and company have successfully brought in one four-star player, they‚Äôre vying with some of the nation‚Äôs top programs for a few more.
This past weekend four-star linebacker Antwuan Johnson visited the Hill.
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— Antwuan Johnson (@Antwuan21) April 8, 2017
Johnson comes from Dayton, Ohio. He stands at 6‚Äô1 and weighs 232 pounds. The two main schools recruiting Johnson are Kentucky and Michigan, according to 247Sports. Ohio State is yet to offer the linebacker, but if the Buckeyes pulled the trigger, that could sway Johnson to stay home.
Linebacker is a huge area of need in Syracuse‚Äôs 2018 class. Zaire Franklin, Parris Bennet and Jonathan Thomas all graduate at the end of next season. Johnson would be an important piece for the future.
Johnson visiting was the major news from the weekend, but Syracuse also offered three other four-star 2018 recruits.
Dejmi Dumervil Jean
The SU coaching staff loves offensive linemen from St. Thomas Aquinas. Last week the Orange offered 2019 o-lineman Antonio Serrano. Now, they‚Äôve offered Dumervil.
Blessed to receive an offer from Syracuse university @Corey_Bender @SleeperAthletes @HamiltonESPN @DemetricDWarren @RyanBartow pic.twitter.com/PDG14YNjVo
— dejmi dumervil jean (@kingdez1k) April 9, 2017
Dumervil is over 6‚Äô4‚Äô‚Äô tall and weighs 367 pounds. In addition to Syracuse, he has eight other power five offers.
Blessed and honored to receive an offer from Syracuse!#OITNF üçäüí® pic.twitter.com/bMqeZk9Yhf
— Jacob Isaia (@JacobIsaia) April 8, 2017
Isaia is also an offensive lineman. He plays for Las Vegas powerhouse Bishop Gorman. Isaia has been heavily recruited by Michigan State in recent months. Virginia is also in the mix to land Isaia, per 247Sports.
Blessed to receive an offer from Syracuse University‚ÄºÔ∏è #orangemen #ACC pic.twitter.com/j1oVawMWMg
— Tyneil Hopper (@ty_2_fye) April 9, 2017
Of all the four-star recruits, Hopper ranks the highest. The four-star tight end and linebacker comes from Georgia and has been heavily recruited by the majority of the SEC. Alabama, Auburn and North Carolina are currently frontrunners for a Hopper commitment, according to 247Sports.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette