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Three-Star Running Back Cooper Lutz Commits to Syracuse

Two days after four-star center Tyrone Sampson Jr. committed to Syracuse football while on a visit to Syracuse University, three-star running back Cooper Lutz did the same. The high school junior was on campus Thursday and verbally committed to the Orange.

Lutz will join the Orange for the 2018 season after graduating from high school next year.

At 190 pounds and 5 feet 11 inches tall, the Reading, Pennsylvania native ranks as the 26th best recruiting prospect from his home state, according to 247Sports. Lutz also ranks as the 1,093rd best high school prospect in the country and 162nd in the country at wide receiver, according to 247Sports.

Syracuse was the first to make an offer to Lutz, offering just over a month ago on March 4, 2017, according to 247Sports.

SU’s offer was followed up by others from Army, Navy and Columbia. But 47 days later, Lutz committed himself to play for the team that reached out to him first.

  • October 22, 2016: Cooper Lutz unofficially visits Penn State Nittany Lions
  • November 26, 2016: Cooper Lutz unofficially visits Penn State Nittany Lions.
  • March 4, 2017: Syracuse Orange offer Cooper Lutz
  • March 6, 2017: Army Black Knights offer Cooper Lutz
  • March 10, 2017: Navy Midshipmen offer Cooper Lutz
  • March 11, 2017: Columbia Lions offer Cooper Lutz
  • April 20, 2017: Cooper Lutz commits to Syracuse Orange

Lutz missed eight games last year after suffering a broken leg, according to

Here are some of Lutz’s highlights:

Published: David Edelstein

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