After pulling in nine out of nine visitors last weekend, the Syracuse Orange have more modest goals this weekend in terms of recruiting. Just two players will be visiting campus from January 29 through January 31, both at key positions for SU.
The first is Adrian Killins Jr., a running back out of Florida (Daytona Beach), who's currently committed to UCF. He's a three-star and a smaller back at just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, but he runs a 4.31-second (!!!) 40-yard dash -- speed that could obviously come in handy in Dino Babers's up-tempo attack. Should Killins flip his commitment from the Knights to the Orange, that would make eight commits from the state of Florida this cycle.
Killins would technically be the third running back for 2016, behind Moe Neal (already on campus) and Jo-El Shaw, though Neal is already seen as a player who can operate in the slot.
The other visitor is Josh White, a three-star defensive end from Georgia (Marietta). The big (6-foot-5, 235 pounds), athletic defender came up in conversation after Jamal Holloway decommitted the other day, if you recall. While White is seen by some as a quarterback (his primary position in high school), he's largely being recruited as a defensive end. He currently has offers from a host of FCS schools, as well as Air Force, Army, Navy and Troy.
Should White come aboard with the Orange, he'd be the fourth defensive end in the class, along with Joshua Black, Kendall Coleman and Jaquwan Nelson (who is visiting Georgia this weekend, as Mike McAllister notes).
Film of both is below. With luck, Syracuse adds White and Killins this weekend, then Stewart Reese when he makes his decision on Monday, closing out the 2016 class with a top-50 ranking and more hype than we've had on the trail in quite some time.