Syracuse’s 2015 class is filling up fast, and there are only a few slots left. Despite that, there are several prospects on the radar. CuseNation.com takes a look at which prospects are likely to choose the Orange by firing up our commitment calculator once again.
The scale is 1-star to 5-stars, with 5-stars being most likely to commit to Syracuse.
DE/TE Amir Ealey: - Ealey has elite athleticism and Syracuse noticed his talent very early. He still hasn’t visited the campus nor is anything scheduled. He had Syracuse as his number two school at one point, but that appears to have changed. He isn’t likely to make a decision anytime soon, which gives the Orange time to catch up.
CB/S Daivon Ellison: - Ellison is very high on Syracuse and two of his close friends, Dontae Strickland and Daiquan Kelly, are already committed to the Orange. He originally planned on announcing his decision on his mom’s birthday, August 11th, and that could still be the case.
LB Troy Henderson: - Henderson was set to decide between Syracuse and Rutgers on July 4th when a late Nebraska offer changed those plans. He tweeted a picture of himself wearing Syracuse shorts recently, and insists he is still very interested in the Orange. He plans to visit both Syracuse and Nebraska before deciding. Consider the Cornhuskers the favorite, but not by much.
LB Anthony McKee: - McKee is the highest rated player left on Syracuse’s board. They have two linebacker slots, and in a perfect world would love for him to take one. However, he may want to stay closer to home. Still, Syracuse will have a shot as they look to get him on campus.
DT Jamal Milan: - Milan loved his visit to Syracuse and is very high on the Orange. He may be difficult to pluck away from the Big-10, but Syracuse is in a good spot here.
DE Shareef Miller: - - Miller is taking his time and seems to have Syracuse as a second thought, though he insists he is still interested. Don’t have a good feeling here.
TE Alex Parkinson: - There is still a chance Parkinson ends up as part of this class. The first scenario involves Syracuse missing out on other targets and having a slot available that previously was reserved for one of those players. The second scenario is an offer from a closer, power conference school causes West Lindor to flip. In either of those cases, Parkinson becomes a top target once again.
DE Jake Pickard: - Pickard has offers from Oregon, Nebraska and Wisconsin, and plans to visit all three soon. He also is planning a return trip to Syracuse before deciding. The Orange will preach being able to play closer to home.
LB Kyle Pugh: - Pugh was though to be a somewhat easy recruiting win for Syracuse as they are his only major conference offer. However, he recently indicated he wants to take all five official visits before deciding. Syracuse will therefore look at other options, which could push Pugh out of the picture.
DE/DT Austrian Robinson: - The key here is getting him on campus, which for some reason has been very difficult. That said, Robinson still claims a lot of interest in Syracuse and the Orange have remained in constant communication.
DE G.G. Robinson: - - The talented Peach State defensive end has a lot of offers to choose from. He says he plans on visiting every school that offered before summer is out, but I’m skeptical as to whether he ever makes it to Central New York.
LB Doug Salter: - - Some of you are probably saying, “who?” Doug Salter is a talented linebacker from Alabama. With the Pugh situation, he’s someone Syracuse could jump on to fill that slot. He has not been offered yet, which is keeping the calculator low. If they do, Syracuse may become an immediate favorite.
DE Qaadir Sheppard: - Syracuse is in a good spot with Sheppard, a talented in-state target. There is something slightly off with his recruitment, but it might just be him keeping things close to the vest. A return trip to Syracuse should come in August and he wants to decide before his senior season begins.
S Jazzee Stocker: - With the additions of Daiquan Kelly, Marquise Blair and Christopher Fredrick, Stocker has jumped off the radar. The Orange may keep some line of communication open, but Syracuse is not a likely landing spot at this time.
LB Roy Yancey: - Similar to Salter, Yancey is another underrecruited, talented linebacker from Alabama without an offer. Given the Pugh situation, don’t be surprised if Syracuse gets involved.