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Signing Day 2.0: Everything You Need To Know

Despite signing a bulk of its class during the first signing day back in December, Syracuse still had A LOT happen on Wednesday’s second national signing day so let’s get you all caught up. 

Also, if this whole print thing isn’t for you, here’s our podcast recap of Wednesday’s events:

Mychale Salahuddin Trolls SU

This was the biggest moment of the day. Salahuddin, a four-star running back from the D.C. area, completely spurned SU in his announcement ceremony. The former USC-commit fooled everyone by initially grabbing the Syracuse hat from the desk in front of him only to throw it down seconds later and rip out a Pittsburgh T-Shirt (and SU fans hearts in the process).

For more info on Salahuddin and his troll job check out this article.

Two Stud Running Backs Put Pen to Paper

While the manner in which Salahuddin made his decision stings, it really doesn’t hurt that much because SU is already loaded at the running-back position. Two of the Orange’s three tailback commits, Jarveon Howard and Akeem Dixon both officially signed with Syracuse Wednesday.

Dixon, the no. 74 running-back in the 2018 class from Florida, is going to be wearing Orange despite offers from Purdue and Louisville. Meanwhile, Howard, the 50th ranked tailback from Mississippi, had received interest from several SEC schools, including Alabama.

SU’s third running-back commit Jawhar Jordan has yet to ink his decision. However, he told Orange Fizz that he still plans to join Dino Babers and company as soon as he improves his academics.

Defensive End Caleb Okechukwu Picks SU

Okechukwu provided perhaps the best news Syracuse received all day, considering he now becomes the first defensive end to sign with SU in the 2018 class. The Under Armour All-American announced his decision through this video on twitter around 11:30 Wednesday. ranks Okechukwu as the 74th best defensive end in the class of 2018. The D.C. native signed with SU despite offers from Texas, Tennessee and Arizona.  

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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