Syracuse has been hot on the trail for running backs lately. The 2020 class has already picked up two Maryland based running back commits in Sean Tucker and Marlowe Wax. The Orange might not be done there though.
SU has also offered 2020 four-star back Jalen Berger. He hasn’t announced a visit or anything yet and has a slew of other offers including Alabama, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State and LSU to name a few, but Syracuse does have something on its side. Berger’s former high school teammate was none other than SU quarterback Tommy DeVito. The two four-star recruits played together at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey back in 2016.
Berger is currently ranked as the 122nd best overall recruit in his 2020 class, according to ESPN. He’s the 9th best running back in the class. At 6-0, 187 pounds, Berger has solid speed (4.6 40-yard dash) and great vision.
There is no timetable on Berger’s decision right now and you’d have to imagine Syracuse is behind the eight ball considering who they are going up against. Plus, the backfield is filled with plenty of talent for the future and the two commits already in Berger’s class might limit interest from the New Jersey native. However, not many other schools can say they have a quarterback like DeVito and someone Berger already knows. The crazy thing is, if Berger chose SU, it would be about as big of a commitment, if not bigger, than when his former high school teammate decided to.