Syracuse involved with The Opening New Jersey's Top Underclassmen

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Scout takes a look at the top underclassmen at The Opening Regional at the New York Jets' practice facility, including several Syracuse targets.

Class of 2020 running back Jalen Berger was a standout because of his size and acceleration. He has good body control and there is not a lot of wasted movement in his running. He is a downhill runner but he does have elusiveness in manipulating his body in tight spaces. His offer list includes MichiganMarylandBoston CollegeRutgers and Syracuse.

Lamy Constant, a 2020 running back at Brooklyn Poly Prep, showed his quick feet, an ability to change direction and then accelerate up the field. He is smooth and patient, but when he decides to put his foot in the ground and get up the field, he does so quickly. His frame should allow for him to be a physical runner once he matures. His offer list already includes Michigan, Rutgers, Syracuse and Boston College.

It is only a matter of time before Nyquee Hawkins adds his fourth start. The class of 2019 cornerback from Orange (N.J.) High spent time playing safety, and his talent and passion came through. He made quick reads and was able to cover down the field, and even without pads he was physical and going after the ball. He tracked the ball well and his loose hips made for a seamless transition from backpedal to turning and running. He drives on the ball well. He has an extensive offer list, and he made recent visits to Penn StateMichigan State and Michigan. He is visiting Stanford for a junior day this month, and he plans to visit Virginia Tech and North Carolina in the next few months.

Ronnie Hickman, a class of 2019 athlete at Wayne (N.J.) DePaul, is being looked at by schools as a receiver and safety, and at this event he chose offense. He was impressive with his burst off the line of scrimmage, and his straight line speed was noticeable. Hickman was able to get out of his breaks and locate the ball, but we would have loved to see him play safety because he could dominate there. He is committed to Rutgers to play lacrosse, but he said recently he was going to concentrate on football. Ohio State offered recently, following Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Notre Dame, Penn State, Wisconsin and Rutgers.

Class of 2019's Ta'quan Roberson was one of the most impressive quarterbacks at the event. He flashed his arm strength, showed a fluidity in his delivery, and a comfort in seeing the field before making the throw. He was impressive to watch when the drills had him throwing on the move. His ceiling is very high, and his recruitment should blow up once the season begins. He holds offers from North Carolina, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.

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