Syracuse Orange football has added commitment no. 13 for the class of 2016. Monquavion Brinson, a three-star cornerback from Atlanta (Benjamin E. Mays High School), the rising senior announced via Twitter late this afternoon. Mays had put the Orange in his top 10 just a couple weeks ago, and he picked SU over Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana and Mississippi State, among several other FBS schools.
Some hightlights for you:
Brinson stands at 5-foot-11/6-feet and weighs in at around 167 pounds or so. The weight may seem light now, but he is, after all, going into his senior year of high school and a college strength and conditioning staff can easily bump that number up. Of note, he was named the Best Defensive Back of the Atlanta MVP Camp back in April. At 247 Sports he's listed as the 57th-best corner in the class of 2016, and the 57th-best recruit in the state of Georgia (not too shabby on either accolade).
As mentioned earlier, Brinson is the Orange's 13th commitment (if you count Brandon Ginnetti) for this class. He's the seventh player on the defensive side of the ball, and the third defensive back after Will Harper and Scoop Bradshaw. He's also the third player from Georgia in this class, behind Harper and ATH Darius Stubbs. Syracuse has been able to attract talent from the Peach State in recent years, with three Georgia recruits in 2015, and two more in 2014.
As a reminder, Syracuse will only have 18 scholarships at its disposal for the 2016 cycle. Speaking of, you're probably interested in what's going on with major target Moe Neal. Well:
Getting down to the final two is big, and the fact that it's Wake (instead of Boston College, Mississippi State or Duke), should only make us feel a little more confident too. You may recall that Neal's a good friend of Robert Washington's, so this is obviously an important add. We'll find out soon enough whether we'll be seeing him on our sidelines or the Deacons.