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Syracuse Football Recruiting: Two Priority Targets Set To Visit Thursday

Thursday is going to be a big day for the Syracuse football staff, as two of their top targets for the 2016 class will be on campus.

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The dead period for college football recruited ended on Sunday, which means that the staff will once again be busy pursuing their top targets. On Thursday, they will be hosting two of these targets in 2016 ATH Moe Neal and 2016 DE Jamal Holloway.

Moe Neal is a top target in the 2016 class that is being recruited to play the H-back position currently being played by Ervin Phillips, Brisly Estime, and Ashton Broyld. Neal spoke with Stephen Bailey of about his upcoming visit and what he looks to get out of it.

"Going in I'm looking at the facilities, the locker room, weight room, everything education-wise and where I'd be staying if I were to make the decision to attend my freshman year," Neal said. "Just seeing if could see myself the next four years, see it as another home for me."

Neal, who holds a 3-star rating and is listed as the No. 38 athlete in the country by 247Sports, has Syracuse in his Top 5 along with Duke, Wake Forest, Boston College and Mississippi State. However, he mentioned to Bailey that the schools who are pushing the most for him appear to be Syracuse and Wake Forest.

It certainly doesn't hurt Syracuse that he is also good friends with 2016 RB commit Robert Washington.


Jamal Holloway, a 6-foot-3 215 pound 2016 DE out of the garden state, is the other top target that will be on campus Thursday.

Holloway, who holds a 3-star rating and is listed as the No. 50 Weak Side Defensive End in the country, has Syracuse in his list of Top 10 schools (which he will soon cut down to five) along with Arizona State, Michigan State, Pitt, Purdue, UNC, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Temple, and Virginia. Another Camden HS product, he is teammates with 2016 LB commit Dymelle Parker and some have speculated that he could even commit on the visit (although that seems less likely now as he really enjoyed his visit to Temple on Monday).