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With Early National Signing Day finally here, Orange Fizz has all of your coverage throughout the day. We’ll have articles breaking down Syracuse signees, as well as podcasts with recruits signing with the Orange. You can follow along with us here at, on Soundcloud at Orange Fizz and on Twitter @OrangeFizz for everything you need to know about SU‚Äôs 2021 class throughout the day. 


Game Changers

Check out our game changers article, where we highlight a few prominent Syracuse recruits that have signed. Here, The Fizz mentions some of the explosive offensive playmakers arriving to Syracuse over the next few months, as well as a ball-hawking defender, who could be the next star in the secondary for Tony White’s 3-3-5 defense.

Defensive Commits

Syracuse signed all but one of its defensive commits on Wednesday. Check out our full coverage, breaking down the defensive commits here.

Jaelin Moss now plans to sign in February. Dino Babers mentioned that one of the main goals in the 2021 recruiting cycle was to get bigger guys on both lines. SU signed three defensive lineman on Wednesday. SU’s first commit in the class, Terry Lockett, joined JT Geer and Elijah Fuentes in faxing in their letters of intent.

Linebacker’s Austin Roon, Derek McDonald and Malik Matthew all made their commitments official, signing with the Orange on Early National Signing Day.

In the defensive backfield, Duce Chestnut became the became the first secondary commit to sign with Syracuse. He was soon followed by Malcolm Folk.

Offensive Commits

Dino Babers signed five offensive lineman on Wednesday in an attempt to beef up his offensive line, and bring in “bigger sized people”. Check out all of Syracuse’s offensive commits and what they will bring to SU here.

Syracuse’s quarterback in the 2021 class, Justin Lamson, made his commitment official at 10:45 eastern time. Lamson is a dual-threat quarterback who also played safety in high school. He has a fairly advanced skillset for a high school quarterback, and could be SU’s future man under center.

Wide Receiver

Syracuse signed Oronde Gadsden II and Umari Hatcher, who became the first player to ink his signature to play for the Orange. The three-star wide receiver out of Virginia is ranked the third best receiver in the state. Kendall Long also signed around noon. The 6-foot-3 215 pound receiver also had offers from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina and others.

Running Back

Josh Hough, a 235 pound running back, also signed with Syracuse. Hough was one of the best players this past season in Pennsylvania, and was even named a Sports Illustrated Freak of the Week in late September.

Tight End

Landon Morris ‚Äî SU’s sole tight end commit ‚Äî signed with SU. The 6-foot-5, 210 pound tight end held offers from Boston College, Michigan, Iowa State and others, but committed to SU in May.

Offensive Line

On the O-line, a weakness for Syracuse the past couple of seasons, Enrique Cruz became to first commit to sign. Tyler Magnuson, a three-star offensive lineman from Minnesota, Wes Hoeh, Kalan Ellis and Austyn Kauhi also signed with Syracuse. Syracuse made clear efforts to improve its offensive line in the 2021 recruiting class, and has signed all five commits heading into Early National Signing Day.


The Fizz spoke to Landon Morris’ high school coach to find out what kind of playmaker SU is getting.

Justin Lamson’s head coach Eric Cavaliere spoke to The Fizz about a deal he made with Lamson after a knee injury. We also spoke to Lamson before he signed with SU, and you can listen to that interview here.

The Fizz spoke with the high school head coach of SU’s top commit, Duce Chestnut, to find out what to expect from the talented defensive back.

Josh Hough’s high school coach took some time with The Fizz to break down Hough ‚Äî a 235 pound running back out of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. We also caught up with Hough before signing to talk about his recruitment and commitment to SU.

Malcolm Folk spoke with The Fizz about his size, his family’s relationship with Dino Babers and more. The Fizz also spoke with Folk’s high school head coach to discuss how playing basketball has helped Folk in football. Also, Fairlie breaks down Folk’s work ethic and why SU coaches may need to hide the keys to the weight room.

Malik Matthew’s head coach spoke with The Fizz to break down Matthew’s versatility, leadership, and loyalty.

Offensive lineman Wes Hoeh’s head coach Chad Hetlet talked to The Fizz to discuss Hoeh’s football IQ, versatility, and why he chose Syracuse. The Fizz also spoke to top offensive line recruit Enrique Cruz.

Austyn Kauhi’s high school head coach spoke with The Fizz earlier this year, breaking down Kauhi’s strengths, as well as his relationship to SU offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh.

JT Geer’s high school head coach spoke with The Fizz to discuss Geer’s position versatility once he arrives on campus, as well as his best skillsets right now.

Check out our full recap of Early National Signing Day and where SU stacks up in the ACC in our Fizz Roundtable.

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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