Syracuse football broke out of a long commitment drought today with the addition of 3-star cornerback Jeremiah Wilson. Wilson is the fifth total commit in the class, and his decision comes just five days removed from his official visit.
WIlson is the second player from Florida in the class, and the first since fellow Floridian Belizaire Bassette (DL) chose the Orange back on March 27th. Bassette was the last commit for Dino Babers until today.
Wilson will graduate in 2022 out of Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida. During the recruiting process, Wilson received attention from Arizona and Colorado State, among others. His athleticism as a two-sport athlete (football and track) and versatility adds an intriguing element to defensive coordinator Tony White’s 3-3-5 scheme. Per 247Sport’s Chris Riverso, Wilson (listed at 5’11, 173) has the capability to “fill any role” on White’s defense.
By the time Wilson arrives at Syracuse, he’ll likely enter a crowded DB room that includes (barring transfers) 2020 breakout star Garrett Williams and 2021 freshman Duce Chestnut. However, Wilson’s addition unquestionably gives that position group more depth and should invoke memories of Syracuse’s recently drafted trio of talented secondary members.
Wilson is the latest defensive back to be recruited into a Syracuse defense that ranked 11th out of 15 ACC teams in passing yards allowed per game in 2020.