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Syracuse Trending for 2022 3-star Edge Defender

Courtesy: Rivals

Syracuse football definitely still has some work to do on the recruiting trail heading into early signing day tomorrow. SU’s class currently sits at 14th (dead last) in the ACC and outside the top 70 nationally. Granted, the Orange is piecing together a smaller class with just ten commitments so far. Either way with the amount of attrition this team is undergoing via the transfer portal, there is room to grow.

A key piece from Syracuse’s 2022 class de-committed and flipped to Rutgers recently. Three-star defensive lineman Q’yaeir Price switched from the block “S” to the block “R” in the matter of five days. Price represented the top verbal commit in this year’s crop of talent.

However, the Orange are trending for another Garden state talent. National recruiting analyst for 247sports, Brian Dohn, lodged a crystal ball prediction for Denis Jaquez to Syracuse. Jaquez is a three-star edge defender from Richland, New Jersey. The 6’4″, 238 pound prospect de-committed from Northwestern just two days ago and is trending the ‘Cuse’s way. Jaquez was on the Hill this past weekend getting a late visit in ahead of December 15th. The two parties have been in contact since May 2020 and SU was the third school to extend an offer behind Rutgers and Central Michigan.

Jaquez is a top 1,000 recruit nationally, the 53rd best edge prospect in America, and the 16th best player in New Jersey. He has fielded offers from Texas A&M, Maryland, and Virginia Tech amongst many others.

Jaquez had been committed to Northwestern since mid-June. Typically when a recruit de-commits this close to signing day and is trending toward a certain team, it means they’ll sign with that squad. This is a good sign for SU with early signing day tomorrow. Oh plus Jaquez still plans to make his decision and sign on the dotted line tomorrow.

This would be a big pickup for SU’s 2022 class which has just one defensive line commit as of right now in Belizaire Bassette. Keep it locked to and @orangefizz on Twitter for full signing day coverage!

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