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Syracuse Football Recruiting: Rounding Up a Busy Week for the Orange

Dino Babers and his staff continue to be busy, adding a commit to the Class of 2017, handing out a few offers and hosting a 3-star recruit in the last week.

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The Syracuse Orange football program has had a busy last few days. On Tuesday, 3-star outside linebacker/defensive end Zach Morton from Cass Tech HS in Detroit, MI announced his intention to commit to SU, as first reported by Scout's Mike McAllister. For more on Morton, check out John Cassillo's article on his commitment.

On Wednesday, 3-star safety James Pierre took an official visit to Syracuse. Pierre, a member of the Class of 2016 from Deerfield Beach High School in Deerfield Beach, FL, originally signed a National Letter of Intent with the North Carolina Tar Heels back in February, but was denied admissions by the school. He just received his release from them last Thursday, and is turning his attention to the Orange.

Syracuse has also sent out a few scholarship offers in the last few days. On Tuesday, T.J. Moore, a 3-star Class of 2017 offensive tackle out of Mallard Creek HS in Charlotte, NC, announced that he had received an official offer from SU. According to Moore, it is the 16th offer he has received. His offer list also includes North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisville, and Maryland, among others.

Moore wasn't the only OL to receive a scholarship offer from the Orange on Tuesday. Dmitri Emmanuel, a 3-star Class of 2017 offensive guard from Marvin Ridge HS in Waxhaw, NC, announced that he had received an offer from SU, his sixth overall. Emmanuel's other offers are from Boston College, Charlotte, North Carolina, Old Dominion, and Wake Forest.

Last Friday, it was reported by Corey Bender of Scout that Tarique Milton, a Class of 2017 wide receiver from Manatee HS in Bradenton, FL, had received a scholarship offer from SU. Milton's offer sheet also includes Bowling Green, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Marshall, and Rutgers, among others.

Friday was also the day that 3-star Class of 2017 cornerback Quran Hafiz announced his top 12 schools, and included Syracuse in his list, which also included Duke, NC State, Indiana, USF, Iowa State, Memphis, and Temple.