Recruiting Weekend Primer

Syracuse is set to host approximately 20 prospects on Saturday for a huge recruiting weekend to get things cranked up for the 2017 class.

Syracuse is set to host approximately 20 2017 and 2018 recruits on Saturday, headlined by a quartet of four-star players.. Here is the list as it currently stands. It will be updated if players are added or are unable to make it.

Kasim Hill is a four-star quarterback who's first offer was Syracuse before he even took a snap as a varsity player. Hill is a priority for the new staff, who love his skill set as a dynamic playmaking quarterback. They believe he is a perfect fit for their offense. He also holds offers from Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Mississippi State, Iowa and others. He recently visited Maryland and recapped the trip HERE.

Offensive tackle Ethan Wiederkehr is a legacy prospect who is fresh off of visits to Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland, Connecticut and Virginia. His father played on the offensive line in the 1980s for the Orange and the two will be on campus this weekend.

Tariq Castro-Fields is a versatile wide receiver who can play on the outside or in the slot. He currently holds offers from Marshall, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Syracuse. He joins offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw as Riverdale Baptist teammates visiting the Orange.

One of the top offensive lineman in Ohio, Mike Miranda projects as a guard or center at the next level. In addition to Syracuse, he currently holds offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Northwestern, Toledo and others.

Weston Bridges has everything you look for in a running back. He has size at 6-foot-1, 200-pounds and has speed at a 4.46 40-time. He enters the visit without an offer from Syracuse, but it would not be a shocker if he leaves campus with one. Bridges currently holds offers from Boston College, Bowling Gree, Buffalo, Indiana, Toledo and others.

An intriguing running back prospect, Tayon Fleet-Davis is set to visit this weekend. He currently holds offers from Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, NC State, Rutgers and West Virginia in addition to Syracuse. Fleet-Davis attends Potomac High School in Oxon Hill (Md.). This will be his first trip to Syracuse. Get to know him better in his Scout Spotlight at the top of the page.

Tyler Beach continues Syracuse's search for offensive linemen in Wisconsin. They landed Sam Heckel and Airon Servais in 2016 and are looking to add Beach in 2017. Beach has the size and length they look for at 6-foot-6 with room to add weight to his frame. He has already attracted attention in the Midwest with offers from Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin among others.

Isaiah McDuffie is a linebacker prospect from Buffalo who is currently committed to Syracuse. He committed to the old staff, but the new staff loves him and will work hard to keep him. This weekend is of critical importance to develop that relationship and to ensure McDuffie does not look around.

A Keystone State offensive lineman, Pat Bartlett is 6-foot-6, 315-pounds. He already holds an offer from Illnois, and Syracuse could extend one during the visit. Bartlett attends Council Rock High School North in Newtown (Penn.).

Yet another 6-foot-6 offensive tackle, Mason Cholewa is a bit undersized at 250-pounds. His length and height, however, leaves plenty of room to add bulk to his frame. He is visiting in hopes of picking up an offer from the Orange.

The fourth of five offensive tackles visiting this weekend, Christian Darrisaw hails from Riverdale Baptist School from Upper Marlboro (Md.). He is listed at 6-foot-5, 260-pounds. Despite Syracuse snagging nine offensive lineman in the last two classes, they continue to prioritize the position.

Kyle Schreiner is one of the more intriguing prospects visiting this weekend. Not only is he an interior lineman prospect, but he is from Fairport (N.Y.), a suburb of Rochester. It's good to have Syracuse back in Western New York finding players that could impact the roster. Schreiner has ideal size at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, and Syracuse likes his athleticism as well. He does not hold an offer entering the trip.

Owen Drexel is an interior lineman prospect who plays center in high school. He is from New Jersey and already holds a Rutgers offer. Syracuse has snagged quite a few offensive linemen in the last two classes and Dino Babers has placed an importance on winning in the trenches. What Syracuse has not grabbed is a pure center prospect. Drexel could change that potentially.

Tommy Connolly is an offensive lineman from Copley High School in Copley (Ohio). He is teammates with Weston Bridges.

Dan Damico is a linebacker prospect out of local Christian Brothers Academy. He is teammates with Noah Jordan-Williams, who is also visiting. Damico says Syracuse has expressed interest but have not offered yet. That could change if he shows them improved speed.

Keisean Wilson is a outside linebacker prospect out of North Point High in Waldorf (Md.). He currently holds offers from Old Dominion, Temple, Toledo and others. Wilson is still searching for his first power five offer, and it would not be a huge surprise if that happened during his visit. He is fresh off a junior day visit to Maryland and is receiving a lot of interest from the in-state Terps.

Marcus Coleman is an intriguing defensive lineman prospect. He is 280 pounds, which suggests defensive tackle. However, he runs a 4.60 40 according to his highlight tape, which suggests defensive end. He is teammates with Tariq Castro-Fields. He plays offensive and defensive line in high school, primary along the interior on both lines.

Mylique McGriff is a running back back prospect out of Maryland who can also play in the slot if needed. McGriff runs with an intriguing combination of elusiveness and power.

Noah Jordan-Williams has size, athleticism and excellent hands. He is a local product from CBA in Syracuse. Jordan-Williams had an offer from the old staff, but the new staff is just starting to get to know him. The visit is important for both sides to start developing a relationship to see if it is a good fit.

Myles Wright is a tight end prospect from Maryland who has already picked up ACC offers from Duke, NC State and Wake Forest. Syracuse has not offered yet, but they like him a lot. It would not be surprising if he picks one up on the visit.

The lone 2018 prospect on the list is DeJuan Ellis, a quarterback prospect in Virginia. His stock is on the rise with offers from Maryland, Syracuse, Temple and Wake Forest. A true dual-threat quarterback, Ellis could become one of Virginia's best in 2018. 

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