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Syracuse 2018 Recruiting Spotlight: Running Back

Breaking down Syracuse's recruiting efforts at running back in the 2018 class including top targets, predictions and more.

2017 Signees: 2 (Allen Stritzinger, Markenzy Pierre
2017 Seniors: 0
2018 Slots Available: 2-3
2018 Offers Extended: 23

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Top Targets

A gifted local product, Stevie Scott has Syracuse at the top of his list after two recent visits and picking up an offer, but says he remains open. Minnesota, Pittsburgh and others have extended offers. Pitt may be the Orange's biggest competition. Still, they have made an impression and sit in a good spot right now. Scott is also a talented linebacker, and SU is recruiting to play either position.

David Bailey has also been on campus recently, attending Syracuse's junior day. Bailey is high on the Orange and has been a top target for several months. Rutgers and Boston College have also extended offers.

One of the most talented running backs in the 2018 class, Ronnie Walker has a lot of options. He boasts an impressive offer list, but Syracuse would preach early playing time given his talent level. That said, until they get him on campus, this will be a tough one for the Orange. Especially if Virginia Tech offers.

Akeem Dixon was on campus recently to get a closer look at the program. He is a big, powerful back who moves the pile and is strong between the tackles. An early visit is a good sign for the Orange. Bowling Green is currently his only other offer. 

Offerees to Watch

A talented Garden State prospect, Isaih Pacheco could play a variety of positions at the next level, including running back. He also holds offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, Maryland and Rutgers, among others.

A three-star back who holds Syracuse as his only power five offer, Jarrell Anderson is another strong runner between the tackles. Anderson has a bit of a second gear as well, with the ability to bounce it outside. He has shown flashes of big time ability. Keep an eye on him this summer.

Johnny Adams' only power five offer is from Syracuse, but do not let that fool you. Adams is a talented back who could blow up this summer. 

Others to Monitor

Some prospects without an offer that Syracuse fans should keep an eye on this cycle.

Onasis Neely is a Keystone State standout who has visited Syracuse multiple times. No offer yet, but Neely is firmly on the radar and one to watch as the cycle progresses.

Similar to Neely, Dylan McDuffie has checked out the Orange on more than one occassion. He attended their junior day and camped last summer. Expect him to camp again this time around, hoping to snag an offer. 

Way Too Early Prediction

Syracuse is able to get two of their top targets and lands Stevie Scott and David Bailey. Top Stories