Syracuse has had success in recent years with Pennsylvania prospects. The Keystone State could prove to be more fruitful in 2014 if the Orange are able to land some of the state's top talent.
Zaire Franklin: Syracuse landed Franklin, who was one of the top prospects on their board, a little over a week ago. Not only was that a huge get for the Orange because it was at a position of need and it was a win over recruiting rivals, but Franklin is already starting help Syracuse recruit. The three star linebacker should see the field early in his career.
K.J. Williams: The cousin of current Syracuse commit A.J. Long and current Orange receiver Jarrod West, Williams is a four star receiver with a lot of upside. His recruitment is said to be down to Syracuse and Michigan. Long believes Syracuse is the top school and could be committing within the next few weeks. He was right about Franklin's commitment, so can he go two for two?
The Next Best Thing
Trey Klock: Possibly the top tight end target on their board, Klock will announce his decision on June 16th. Syracuse is one of five finalists and has recruited the 6-foot-4 prospect very hard. They sit in a good position, but Georgia Tech's recent offer and visit could be a factor. Boston College has also had several of their commits in Klock's ear about playing for the Eagles.
Out of the Running
Chase Winovich: The Orange were not involved with Winovich very much. He is a solid verbal to Michigan.
Jermaine Eluemunor: One of two four star JUCO offensive tackles the Orange were recruiting, Eluemunor released his top five, and Syracuse did not make the cut. He did not reciprocate the Orange's interest.
The Rest of the Offerees
Tyler Burke: While Syracuse isn't completely out of it for Burke, he has claimed several are standing out and the Orange are not on that list. It appears Syracuse is looking at Colton Moskal as their MLB for the 2014 class.
Rasaan Stewart: A three star safety, Stewart does not appear to be close to a decision. He is planning on visiting Syracuse over the summer, and the impression the Orange make could go a long way towards where they stand. Syracuse should remain involved here unless Stewart cuts them off of his list.
Robert Martin: A three star running back, Martin has a bunch of offers. I get the general impression he is not overly interested in Syracuse. He is visiting West Virginia this week, and both Rutgers and the Mountaineers are considered front runners.
James McHale: Syracuse was McHale's first offer, who has recently been upgraded to a three star prospect. He only holds one other offer (Temple), but will be visiting several schools during June. Expect more offers to come his way, but Syracuse should be involved until the end. He loved his visit earlier this month, and the Orange have McHale as one of their priorities.
Jamal Custis: The three star receiver fits the mold of the bigger receiver. He has the skill set to transition to tight end, which may be his future at the next level. Syracuse loves his athleticism, and should continue to recruit him going forward. A summer visit will be critical here.
Jarrell Broxton: Broxton has said he's been talking to Syracuse longer than any other school. However, he's starting to receive major interest from Alabama, Tennessee, and Ohio State. Getting him on campus will be important. Broxton maintains he is still wide open.
The Best of the Rest
Sammy Marshall: A high school teammate of Austin Wilson, Marshall would love to join his old quarterback in college. However, he does not hold an offer yet. Given the highly touted receivers Syracuse is involved with, Marshall appears to be a backup plan. But his situation is worth monitoring. A strong senior season could lead to some late offers.
Nick Apostolu: A big kid, Apostolu lacks elite athleticism and is a bit of an under the radar prospect. He has moderate upside at best. Don't expect Syracuse to pursue him going forward.
Zaire Hollerway: Syracuse has been in contact with Hollerway, who projects as a defensive tackle at the next level. The Orange could offer late if they miss out on other prospects. How he performs his senior season will be important if Syracuse were to offer.
Tyler Cavenas: Cavenas already visited Syracuse during their spring game. He's an under the radar defensive end prospect who lacks big time speed. Syracuse will keep tabs on Cavenas, but an offer doesn't appear to be likely.