Syracuse is certainly getting off to a strong start in the contact period, landing their second commitment of the weekend in former Arizona commit Sean Riley. Riley is also the second recruiting flip of the weekend as Kendall Coleman, who committed on Friday, flipped to Syracuse from Western Michigan.
Riley is rated as a 3-star recruit by Scout.com and held offers from Utah, Arizona, San Diego State, and Wyoming. Though Riley is small, standing only 5-foot-9 and weighing only 165 pounds, he runs a 40-yard dash in under 4.5 seconds and shows explosiveness on film. He is listed as an athlete on all of the recruiting services, but appears to be best suited to play wide receiver at the next level.
With Riley's commitment, he becomes the sole WR commit in the 2016 class. Since a majority of the Orange receivers will be upperclassmen next season, expect Syracuse to attempt to take at least two more receivers, possibly even three. Names to look out for in terms of 2016 receivers include Desmond Fitzpatrick, DeVaughn Cooper, and Malik Harrison.
A name that sticks out there is Cooper, who is a high school teammate of Riley and is also in Syracuse visiting this weekend. Cedric Byrd, who is also teammates with Cooper and Riley and also visiting this weekend, is one more name to keep an eye on. Byrd currently doesn't hold any FBS offers, but the staff has certainly shown interest.