Recruiting Weekend Primer

It will be a busy recruiting weekend for Syracuse football, as they host camps over the weekend where they can evaluate talent from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 classes. To top it off, a three star prospect will be deciding this weekend with the Orange on his list. We break it all down inside.

Decisions Decisions

Hummelstown (PA) Lower Dauphin tight end Trey Klock will be deciding where he will play college football on Sunday. Syracuse is one of his five finalists, but Rutgers and Boston College are rumored to be in the lead. The x-factor will be his visit to Georgia Tech. Regardless, it would be a surprise if he chose the Orange.

Camp Time

Another camp weekend is ahead for Syracuse, this one appearing to have better talent on paper. Some 2016 prospects will be attending that have a chance to impress.

David Francis: Francis will be visiting Syracuse starting Friday afternoon, and staying through Friday night's camp. He will participate in the camp, and then leave campus shortly after. His situation is a bit different because he's fitting a visit into his camp participation. While Syracuse has a chance to impress him, he has a chance to impress the coaches even further since he already holds an offer. Francis could come in as a safety or wide receiver, but says the Orange like him on offense.

Daniel Crochet: Another attendee with an offer, Crochet is a fast linebacker from Georgia. The Orange are in on several priority linebackers, so it will be interesting to see how the staff recruits Crochet going forward. How things go at the camp could give a glimpse to his recruitment down the road.


Myles Nicholas is looking for his first BCS offer

Myles Nicholas: An under the radar linebacker with potential, Nicholas is camping at Syracuse looking for his first major offer. He already has options from Buffalo and Old Dominion, but he's thinking bigger. With a strong performance, he could jump onto the Syracuse radar going forward. Nicholas faces a similar problem to Crochet, however, given how many linebackers the Orange are after.

Kemani Howard: During the evaluation period, Syracuse checked in on Howard. They told his coach that there was real interest. A strong performance, specially showing solid speed, could result in an offer. Especially if Syracuse misses out on other defensive back prospects they are after.

Jaquan McCullough: Another Rochester (NY) area prospect camping for an offer, McCullough will look to impress the staff with his route running. In order to grab an offer, he must show the explosiveness that George McDonald looks for in wide receivers.

Joseph Gause: The old Syracuse staff showed interest in Gause. The new staff hasn't continued that much. But this is a chance for Gause to show them what he can do. A tall, athletic wide receiver, explosiveness will again be a key for the Rochester (NY) prospect.

Todd LaRocca: A 2016 quarterback that can really sling it, LaRocca is already being recruited by Penn State. He's also on the Syracuse radar despite only going into his sophomore season. Could a strong performance result in a very early offer? It's possible.


2016 CB Isaiah Brown is already receiving interest

Isaiah Brown: Another 2016 prospect with a lot of potential, Brown has caught the eye of defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough. He could also leave camp with an offer if he performs well. At the very least, he has a chance to establish himself as a prospect to watch going forward.

Anthony Siciliano: An undersized quarterback, Siciliano will commit to Syracuse on the spot if offered. He views this as a big chance to impress the staff in person and prove his size is not a detriment to his talent.

Marquel Dickerson: A running back from Waldorf (MD), Dickerson has said his goal is to come away from the Syracuse camp with an offer. He has his work cut out for him as the Orange seem to have a firm grasp on which running backs they want. However, Dickerson has a chance to shine and show the speed that Syracuse wants in a back.

CBA Albany: Christian Brothers Academy in Albany (NY) are bringing several prospects to the camp this weekend. Josh Wynn, Jalen McIntyre, Austin Ellis and Mike Hehir will be camping hoping to snag an offer.

Canadian Influence: Several Canadian prospects will be in attendance including Jonathan Femi-Cole, David Germain, Nick Madimenos, Daniele Verrillo, Dmitri Sinodinos, Jacob Lacombe and Antoine Jarvis. They have a chance to gain some of the attention they normally don't get with strong performances.

Joseph Ojo: A defensive end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island (NY), Ojo has solid athleticism and speed, but is not explosive getting off the ball.

Jayshawn Pinkard: A linebacker/tight end from Rochester (NY), Pinkard has good size and speed for either position. He will have to show the athleticism and explosiveness with that size to get a look from the Syracuse staff.

Visit Rescheduled

What would have made a recruiting weekend even more busy was West Haven (CT) running back Ervin Phillips. Phillips was supposed to visit the Syracuse campus for the first time on Sunday, but had to reschedule due to Father's Day. Most of the staff that would have wanted to meet him would have been gone due to the holiday. He has rescheduled for the following weekend.


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