Profiles of 10 recruits Syracuse has signed

The Orange has signed 10 letters of intent as of 2:30 p.m. today. Here's a list of who made it official so far.

Nick Chestnut

Safety, 6-1, 170
Houston, Texas
Cypress Ridge HS

High School: Finished senior season with 61 tackles … Had 141 rushing yards and seven touchdowns … Named all-district as a senior … Named special teams MVP for the Cypress Ridge Rams … Team captain as a senior … High school coach: Gary Thiebaud … Personal: Nicholas Myron Chestnut … Born September 7, 1986 in Houston, Texas … Son of Myron and Elveta Chestnut … Two sisters … He is the cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Willie Williams … Academic Interest: Business.

Adam Hearns

Quarterback, 6-1, 185
High School: Led the North Penn Knights to a 15-0 record and a PIAA Class AAAA state championship … First-team all-conference … He passed for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns and only one interception, with a passer rating of 132.39 … He rushed for 850 yards and 14 touchdowns … Hearns also intercepted five passes, returned one for a score, and forced three fumbles … Teammate of Deanco Oliver, who also signed with the Orange … High school coach: Dick Beck … Academic Interest: Communications.

Andrew Lewis

Defensive End, 6-3, 250
Centreville, Va.
Centreville HS

High School: Ranked No. 23 prospect in Virginia … Tallied 71 tackles, including 10 sacks, and two fumble recoveries as a senior … Named all-district as a senior … Finished high school career with 171 tackles, including 20 sacks and four fumble recoveries … High school coach: Mike Skinner … Personal: Andrew Lewis, Jr. … Born February 18, 1987 in Frankfurt, Germany … Son of Andrew and Wanda Lewis … One brother, three sisters … Academic Interest: Arts and Sciences.

Jonathan Meldrum

Offensive Line, 6-5, 300
Virginia Beach, Va.
Landstown HS

High School: Projected to play guard or center … Academic Interest: Communication.

Deanco Oliver

Wide Receiver, 6-2, 200
Hatfield, Pa.
North Penn HS/Hargrave Military Academy

High School: Member of the PIAA Class AAAA state champions North Penn Knights … 2003 first-team all-area offense … Teammate of Adam Hearns, who also signed with the Orange … High school coach: Dick Beck ... Academic Interest: Business.

Mike Owen

Tailback/Linebacker, 6-2, 225
Riverhead, N.Y.
Riverhead HS

High School: Posted 113 tackles and one fumble recovery as a junior … Named all-county and second-team All-Long Island after his junior season … High school coach: Leif Shay. Academic Interest: Business.

Anthony Perkins Offensive Line, 6-5, 285
Washington, D.C.
DeMatha Catholic HS

High School: Played defensive line in high school … Finished senior season with 53 tackles, including nine sacks … Finished high school career with 95 tackles, including 20 sacks, and one interception … First-team all-county defense … First-team Prince George Gazette defensive lineman … Second-team all-metropolitan offense … Second-team All-WCAC Defense … High school coach: Bill McGregor. Academic Interest: Arts and Sciences.

Patrick Shadle

Kicker, 5-10, 195
Morgantown, W. Va.
Morgantown HS

High School: Three-time first-team all-state and first-team all-conference … Set West Virginia state record with 105 points kicking … 9-for-14 on field goals as a senior and 78-for-82 on point after touchdown attempts … Career-long 50-yard field goal … Three-time All-Dominion Post first team selection … High school coach: John Bowers … Personal: Patrick Quinn Shadle … Born January 16, 1987 in Morgantown, W. Va. … Son of Marcie and Larry Shadle … One brother, one sister … Academic Interest: Business.

Mike Stenclik

Linebacker, 6-1, 225
Webster, N.Y.
Webster-Schroeder HS

High School: Ranked 39th inside linebacker and 10th among prospects in New York by … Two-time All-Greater Rochester as a linebacker and running back … 2003 All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year … As a junior, recorded 80 tackles, including five sacks, and two interceptions … Rushed for 1,042 yards as a junior before injuring his ankle … Scored 17 touchdowns in 19 quarters … High school coach: Tony Bianchi … Personal: Michael Stenclik … Academic Interest: Business.

Jason Tanner

Defensive Back, 6-1, 205 Fulton, N.Y.
Fulton HS/Morrisville State College

At Morrisville: Finished 2004 season with three interception and two pass break-ups … Tallied 20 tackles, including 10 solo and two for a loss … Junior college coach: Terry Dow … Personal: Jason Tanner … Academic Interest: Arts and Sciences.

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