After the recruiting dead period began on Monday, Syracuse has picked up two commitments and has had one recruit flip to another program.
Liam O'Sullivan, a 6 foot, 6 and a half inch offensive lineman from Park Ridge Illinois flipped his commitment from the Cincinnati Bearcats to the Syracuse Orange. Carl Jones, an athlete from Lakewood who Syracuse is targeting as defensive back, verbally committed on Monday. Cam DeGeorge, the first Syracuse commit of the 2016, flipped his commitment to the Connecticut Huskies on Monday as well.
Neru N'Shaka, a new Syracuse target who was offered by Syracuse on Saturday, de-committed from the University of Virginia on Wednesday. N'Shaka is a 5'10" 180 lbs. wide receiver who plays for Hallandale High School in Florida. He runs a reported 4.4 40 yard dash and is a perfect fit for a slot receiver in Coach Babers' offense. His primary recruiter at UVa was Chris Beatty, who is now Syracuse's running backs coach. N'Shaka has a visit set up to Toledo and it is anticipated he will set up a visit to Syracuse as well.
Another wide receiver to keep an eye on is junior college recruit Alonge Brooks. Brooks is a 6'3" 205 lbs. receiver for Riverside Community College in California. Brooks will be graduating this semester and would be eligible to join the Orange in the spring. Wednesday was the first day for mid-year recruits to sign their National Letters of Intent. Here's what Brooks had to say on Twitter about his interest in the Orange:
Here's a look at Alonge's highlight reel from Riverside CC: