Another domino has fallen on the Syracuse Orange football recruiting trail this week, only this time in the wrong direction. Scout.com's Corey Bender was first to report that 2017 wide receiver Daewood Davis flipped his college commitment from the Orange to the Owls of Florida Atlantic.
The 6-foot-2, 170 pound Davis, who lives less than an hour away from FAU in Hollywood, Fla, holds a three-star rating from 247Sports.com and was the first player to commit to the football class of 2017 back in June, when Scott Shafer was still the head coach. Despite his original commitment, however, he was still open to talking to and visiting other schools.
"I chose FAU because I see their vision of building another dominant football program in Florida," Davis told TNIAAM via Twitter direct message. "I also chose FAU because I wanted to be close to home."
With Davis's flip, that leaves Syracuse with three commitments for 2017 in QB Tommy DeVito, WR Sharod Johnson, and LB Isaiah McDuffie. Three commitments doesn't seem like a lot, but there is a long way to go between now and National Signing Day 2017.