The Syracuse Orange have located lots of talent at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale Florida over the years, including current Orange Sam Clausman and Colin Byrne, as well as former 2016 target Michael Irvin, who ultimately committed to his father's alma mater, Miami. The Orange have also already offered scholarships to four STA Raiders for the 2017 recruiting cycle.
Tyler Dunning is a four-star linebacker for the Raiders and is currently verbally committed to the University of Miami. The Orange offered Dunning a scholarship this past week. Now, according to Scout, Dunning wants to set up a visit to Syracuse after his season is over. Dunning said he is being recruited by Offensive Line Coach Joe Adam and receives texts from him on a daily basis.
Dunning also said that he wouldn't "big time any schools just because he is committed to Miami, because they're giving me a chance to take my talents to the next level," according to Scout's Corey Bender. Despite his verbal commitment, Dunning said he would keep his options open and still look around and enjoy the recruiting process. Dunning also expressed some disappointment in Miami's loss to Cincinnati this week but was interested in how the team would bounce back. He hopes to also visit Pitt, Alabama, UCF, Ole Miss, Arkansas, LSU and Florida.
Here are Dunning's mid-season highlights from thus far in his junior year: