Things have picked up in the past few weeks for SU football and recruiting. The Orange hosted several top prospects on official and unofficial visits hoping to nab some more verbal commitments. Dino Babers and company secured a few pledges after months of silence.
Zyian Moultrie-Goddard, 3-star LB
The Bronx native became SU’s first commit since 3-star DL Rashard Perry back in April. The rising senior has intriguing size at 6-foot, 240 lbs and a solid offer list. Moultrie-Goddard earned offers from Arizona State, Tennessee, and West Virginia amongst others. The Iona Prep prospect is outside the top 1,000 but is a top ten player in the state of New York, according to 247sports.
Jalil Smith, 3-star Edge
Two days after Moultrie-Goddard’s pledge, Smith decided to join the fold in the Class of 2023. The Brooklyn native officially visited the Hill back in mid-May. The rising senior has a versatile frame at 6’5, 230 lbs. With those numbers, the Abraham Lincoln High School product could line up on the edge or at linebacker. The Empire State recruit hasn’t received much attention on the trail and owns no stars in the 247sports composite. However, 247sports ranks Smith as a 3-star with an 83 grade, and a top ten player in New York. The rising senior also owns offer from Bowling Green and Temple.
Muwaffaq Parkman, Unranked RB
On the heels of Smith’s commitment, Parkman made his pledge known to the public. The unheralded running back officially visited SU this past weekend and committed after receiving an offer. The New Jersey native stands 6’0, 175 lbs. and is the sixth member of the ‘Cuse’s ’23 class. Parkman also received offers from Kent State, Massachusetts, and Old Dominion.
While the Garden State product may have no stars and no rankings, he made some noise in his junior season and recently clocked a 4.3 40-time. With SU’s recent success in developing ball carriers like Moe Neal and Sean Tucker, Parkman could be next in line to surprise.