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Syracuse Football Recruiting: Orange Pick Up Three Commitments on Saturday

The Orange hosted a slew of recruits this weekend and two three of them have already given their verbals.

Jo-El Shaw

UPDATE: You can add a third commitment to the list, two-star defensive tackle McKinley Williams.

Here's what we said about him:

Williams is undersized for a defensive tackle, but he has the frame to add weight and strength. He attends the same high school as early enrollee Kenneth Ruff. He is rated two stars by Rivals and will be visiting Pittsburgh next weekend.

Williams also has offers from Pitt, Middle Tennessee and Idaho. Let's hope that Pitt visit doesn't flip the script.

ORIGINALTwelve recruits are visiting the Syracuse Orange this weekend, and at this rate, we should have them all locked up by Monday.

SU received two verbal commitments on Saturday, one from thee-star OL Michael Clark and the other from three-star RB Jo-El Shaw.

Here's what Brian said about Clark this week:

Clark recently de-committed from Maryland after not hearing from the new staff. At 6'7", 280 lbs. he has the size and athleticism the new staff is looking for in offensive lineman. Prior to committing to Maryland, Clark also had offers from Rutgers, South Carolina, Wake Forest and West Virginia. He is rated three stars by Scout.

And here's what we said about Shaw:

Shaw is a bruising big back at 6'1" 220 lbs. He has Syracuse in his top three along with Pittsburgh and Western Michigan. Syracuse RB Coach Mike Hart first started recruiting Shaw while Hart was a coach at Western Michigan. Shaw is rated three stars by Scout. Shaw will visit Pittsburgh next weekend. Syracuse landing Shaw could make amends for Pittsburgh landing Qadree Ellison out from Syracuse's nose.

Shaw also had offers from Pittsburgh, Temple and Bowling Green (via Babers).

Even though Shaw committed to hated rival University of Syracuse, we'll hold on to him until they officially claim him.

For those keeping track, the Class of 2016 is now back up to 16 members.