Recapping a big stretch of commitments for Syracuse football

Syracuse landed seven commitments in an eight day stretch. CuseNation.com takes a look at each inside.

It was quite an eight day stretch for the Syracuse football program. They landed seven commitments during that time, including some big recruiting wins. 

http://www.scout.com/player/210006-tyrell-richards?s=185

Other Offers: None
Recruitment Recap: Richards first came onto Syracuse's radar during a camp at The Hun school. He impressed enough to earn an invite to an on campus camp on June 18th. During that camp, he impressed once again earning an offer. He committed to the Orange on the spot. 
Scouting Report: A versatile linebacker with athleticism and speed, Richards can play inside or outside backer. He has good instincts, moves well laterally and has solid cover skills. 
Commitment Story: LINK

http://www.scout.com/player/210072-nykeim-johnson?s=185

Other Offers: Army, Bowling Green, Hawaii, Navy, Virginia
Recruitment Recap: Having recently earned his first power five offer from Virginia, Johnson camped at Syracuse on Jun 19th. He picked up an offer as a result of his performance the next day. One day after that, Johnson committed after seeing the potential for big production in Dino Babers' offense. 
Scouting Report: Johnson may be undersized, but he is a true speedster. He is best in the slot, has big play ability, wiggle in the open field and can run by just about anyone. Johnson has to get stronger to avoid being taken out of his routes by jams and physical corners. He is also a weapon as a kick or punt returner. 
Commitment Story: LINK
Analysis: LINK

http://www.scout.com/player/200865-joshua-palmer?s=185

Other Offers: Bowling Green, Fresno State, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, NC State, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Pittsburgh, Temple, Wake Forest
Recruitment Recap: Syracuse was one of several programs in pursuit of Palmer. He took visits to both SU and Maryland in mid-June, and seemed to be closing in on a decision. The Orange staff stayed on him and continued to recruit him hard. As a result of their efforts and Syracuse's proximity to his Canadian home, Palmer committed on the 22nd. 
Scouting Report: Palmer is a smooth athlete with exceptional ball skills. He tracks the ball well and attacks it at its highest point. Palmer has great hands, run crisp routes and is fast enough to make plays down the field. He has a long, lean frame that can easily add weight without losing any of those attributes. 
Commitment Story: LINK

http://www.scout.com/player/206403-dakota-davis?s=185

Other Offers: Connecticut, Ohio, Old Dominion
Recruitment Recap: Davis visited Syracuse back in February, and instantly felt like that was the right place for him to continue his athletic and academic career. There was one problem, however. No offer. That offer eventually came during the third week in June. Two days later, Davis committed. 
Scouting Report: Davis is a strong, road grading offensive lineman who projects as an interior prospect. Davis has to work on his pass protection as his high school offensive is predominantly run oriented. Still, he gives Syracuse a strong interior lineman with promise. 
Commitment Story: LINK

http://www.scout.com/player/203386-eric-coley?s=185

Other Offers: Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Rutgers, Utah State
Recruitment Recap: Despite having power five offers from Boston College and Rutgers, Syracuse was the favorite ever since Dino Babers took over. The reason? Coley's dad is Vinson Reynolds, SU's defensive line coach. Coley also holds a Bowling Green offer, but that was not from Dino Babers time there. It was offered by the staff that replaced Babers once he departed for Syracuse. Playing for his father and staying close to his brother was too much to pass up, especially since it is power five football. Coley committed on June 25th. 
Scouting Report: Coley is a versatile athlete who can play either side of the ball. He changes direction well with good acceleration. He has the frame, instincts and athleticism to play receiver or defensive back. 
Commitment Story: LINK

http://www.scout.com/player/207975-cam-jordan?s=185

Other Offers: Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut, Temple, Wake Forest
Recruitment Recap: Jordan has been on the Syracuse radar for some time. He visited on June 25th and was blown away by the offense, the direction of the program, and the school overall. Jordan went home, slept on it, and decided to commit the next day. 
Scouting Report: Jordan is a big body at 6-foot-4 with great straight line speed. He can run a 40 in the 4.4's routinely. Jordan is also good on jump balls and has solid hands. He has to work on route running and change of direction, but there is a lot to work with here. 
Commitment Story: LINK

http://www.scout.com/player/195358-allen-stritzinger?s=185

Other Offers: Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Michigan, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
Recruitment Recap: Stritzinger was being pursued by most as a defensive back or as an athlete, including in-state Michigan. Syracuse, however, was after Stritzinger at his preferred position. Running back. After visiting in February, the Orange remained on his mind as the staff continued to recruit him hard. When his friend Eric Coley committed, everything seemed to come together. Stritzinger committed Sunday night, wrapping up a huge eight day stretch. 
Scouting Report: Stritzinger is a slashing running back with good vision and cutback ability. He is not a traditional power back, but does run with toughness and strength. He also is a threat as a receiver. 
Commitment Story: LINK
Analysis: LINK


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