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OG Josh Ilaoa Picks Syracuse

OL/DL: Josh Ilaoa (Mallard Creek, Charlotte, NC)

Size: 6-3, 280

Ranking: 1480th, 3-star, 83 overall (via

Other Offers: ECU, Hawaii, Elon, Illinois, Colorado State, James Madison, Kent State

Unlike some of the other targets and commits in this cycle, Ilaoa has a college ready body right now. At 280 pounds, he is strong and is also relatively quick for his size. He told Orange Fizz that the coaching staff has talked with him about maybe playing some tight end down the road, but as of right now, the coaches told him they view him as an offensive guard. He plays on both sides of the line in high school.

Ilaoa says he really connected with the players and got a sense of the bond within the program on his unofficial visit back on June 20th. To hear more about his visit, his thoughts on the new uniforms and what stood out about Syracuse, you can listen to his full interview on our FizzCast below.

Ilaoa is the 11th commit in this class now for Syracuse. The Orange also already has a verbal from a three-star offensive tackle in Garth Barclay.


Sean Tucker

Marlowe Wax


Josh Ilaoa (G)

Garth Barclay (T)


Leon Lowery

Kevin Lemieux


Stefon Thompson


Robert Hanna

Charles Bell


James Williams


Justin Barron

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