Despite being in a quiet period for recruiting right now, it appears that the Syracuse football recruiting train continues to roll along. Two bits of encouraging news for SU fans to kick off your Monday morning:
Last week, the 3-star hybrid running back/wide receiver talked about how he could fit into the Syracuse Orange offense. Today, the Missouri product announced on Twitter that he'll be making his commitment tonight at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET):
I will be announcing my commitment this evening @7:00. I want to thank all of the programs who showed interest in me as a student athlete.— Tre Bryant (@TreBryant_8) July 6, 2015
Bryant had trimmed his list down to Syracuse, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota and Northwestern, and has yet to visit the Golden Gophers -- something he said he'd do before making a decision. Obviously something's changed for him over the last few days, however, since teams haven't been able to contact him over that timeframe. Should the speedy Bryant choose the Orange, he'd be the second H-back-type added for the class of 2016.
Update: Bryant will also be playing for team Mach Speed at "The Opening."
While he doesn't appear to be as close to a decision as Bryant is, Jamal Holloway also brought some potentially exciting news for SU football today. The 3-star defensive end from New Jersey (obligatory: $AVAGE) visited the Orange back on June 10, but wants to schedule a second visit next week. The June 15-16 timeframe could end up matching up with Moe Neal's visit as well, who's slated to be up at SU on the 16th.
Holloway, who's teammates with recent OLB commit Dymelle Parker in Camden, weighs in at about 215 pounds and stands at 6-foot-3. He's seen a lot of hype up to this point in the recruiting cycle, with offers from the likes of Michigan State, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pitt and others. Should Holloway ultimately land with Syracuse, he'll be the third New Jersey commitment for SU's 2016 class. He's currently rated as the 27th-best recruit in New Jersey (Parker is 21st).