There must be something in the snow in Syracuse. After landing three commitments on Saturday from DT McKinley Williams, OT Michael Clark, and RB Jo-El Shaw, Syracuse has landed another two verbals from 2016 DB Evan Foster and 2016 DE Jaquwan Nelson.
Foster, a 6-foot-2 195 pound safety, holds a 3-star rating from Scout.com and was previously committed to Bowling Green before decommitting from the Falcons last month. "Early playing time, living arrangements, and the opportunity to compete at a high level" were what Foster said to be the driving factors behind his commitment. He also cited a great family feel from Dino Babers and the rest of the coaching staff.
Nelson, a 6-foot-4 230 pound defensive end, also holds a 3-star rating from Scout.com and was also being recruited by the likes of Kentucky and Georgia prior to his commitment.
With Foster's commitment, Syracuse now has three safeties and four total defensive backs committed in the class of 2016, meaning the Orange are likely done recruiting safeties, but they may take another corner depending on how things go. With Nelson's commitment, Syracuse now has two defensive ends in this class to fix up a position in Syracuse with paper-thin depth. Expect Syracuse to continue pursuing a couple more defensive ends.
At this current rate, do not be surprised if more commitments come later on today.