The Syracuse Orange football staff has been busy securing a pretty nice 2016 recruiting class, as you well know. But that doesn't mean they're ONLY focused on 2016, either. In fact, it appears SU is already getting itself well-situated for another great incoming group in 2017.
Thus far, Syracuse has picked up commitments from outside linebacker Isaiah McDuffie and ESPN 300 wide receiver Daewood Davis. And they also have offers out to a host of other ESPN 300 guys, some of whom have mutual interest. You can now add two additional targets to your 2017 watch list today too, based on some notes from Scout's Mike McAllister.
First, Orange legacy and in-state (Shoreham-Wading River) recruit Ethan Wiederkehr visited campus on Monday and has an offer in-hand. Ethan's father, Hans, also played at Syracuse in the 80s and was a starting offensive guard in 1985. He later went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ethan is a looming 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds as a rising junior who can slot in at offensive tackle. He has offers from most of the typical suspects already -- Maryland, Rutgers and Wake Forest -- though he still thinks it's too early to "rank" any of the options. He likes the prospect of playing for his father's alma mater, which at least gives us an inside track for now. He has no timetable for a decision.
The second name is Anthony White Jr., a Miami (making a "big impression" on him (paywall). Should he head to SU, he would be paired opposite fellow South Florida speedster Davis, who's from nearby Fort Lauderdale. White is early in his process as well, but already has offers from LSU, NC State, Kentucky, Illinois and several Group of Five schools too (and more to come). Adding a second big-name receiver to this class would be a huge coup for the Orange, who currently possess just one major playmaking receiver in Steve Ishmael.High School) wide receiver who's another member of the ESPN 300. White told McAllister that the Orange are currently
As always, recruiting changes daily, and we'll have more as these and other recruiting leads develop.