Syracuse football recruiting remains focused both locally and in recent pipeline states like Georgia and Michigan, so we take a look at the last five players to report an offer from the Orange.
Four-Star DE Elijah Daniel - 6-foot-3, 230 lbs Avon HS (Avon, IN)
Quick Take: Daniel is an explosive athlete with an array of moves off the edge as a rusher. He needs to continue to fill out to play in a 4-3 system in college, but it seems to be a non-issue based on his growth from early January to last week. Daniel has a nose for making big plays and may be considered the best player in Indiana when the 2013 rankings are completed.
RB Laray Smith - 6-foot-1, 175 lbs Xaverian HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Additional Offers: Connecticut
Quick Take: Smith has the speed to breakaway from defenders in the open field and the shiftiness to make people miss. He doesn't showcase much power as a runner, but has the frame to add weight and strength. Smith's big-play ability will likely lead to more offers as the summer approaches.
WR Tyree Harris - 6-foot-1, 165 lbs Marietta HS (Marietta, GA)
Quick Take: Harris is a complete receiver and he has room to get even better. He has good enough speed to beat his man over the top, but displays solid route-running skills in the process. Harris has good ball skills as well, so once he adds weight to his slender frame he may sky-rocket in the recruiting process. The WR also shows the ability to sustain a block on film, as well as the ability to help out as a punt and/or kick returner at the next level.
DE Ebenezer Ogundeko - 6-foot-2, 227 lbs Thomas Jefferson HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Additional Offers: North Carolina A&T
Quick Take: Ogundeko has sleeper speed off the edge and punishes quarterbacks upon arrival. He is a relentless pursuer of the ball and uses a decent swim move off the line as well as a spin-move that still needs some work. Ogunkedo should gain interest from local schools sooner than later, especially if he builds on an impressive junior campaign.
DT/OT Donovan Munger - 6-foot-3, 285 lbs Shaker Heights HS (Shaker Heights, OH)
Quick Take: Munger is a bigger-than-most two-way player who is dominant at times on either side of the ball. As a defender, he is an explosive short-span athlete that makes punishing blows to runners and throwers in his path. On offense, Munger is a drive-blocking extraordinaire who specializes in pancake blocks from his tackle position. His pass-blocking is not as polished, but that's normally the case for high-schoolers in comparison to run blocking. His offer list won't slow down any time soon…