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Syracuse Football Recruiting: OLB/S Isaiah McDuffie Decommits From Orange

The Class of 2017 prospect announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday night.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Class of 2017 outside linebacker/safety Isaiah McDuffie announced his decommitment from the Syracuse Orange football program on Tuesday night.

McDuffie, a Buffalo, N.Y. recruit who chose SU over Penn State last July, was the Orange's last verbal commit from the Scott Shafer era.

The Bennett High School prospect is rated three stars and the No. 56 outside linebacker in his class by's composite rankings, while has him rated at three stars and the No. 50 overall outside linebacker.

He visited Boston College in April, and holds offers from BC, PSU, Maryland, UCONN, Wake Forest, Pitt, Buffalo and Washington, per

McDuffie becomes the second player to decommit from the Orange this cycle, joining wide receiver Daewood Davis - another prospect originally recruited by Shafer.

Dino Babers hasn't hesitated to maneuver the partial commitments he's inherited to fit his offensive and defensive schemes. When Babers was hired in December, Syracuse held 15 commits. By National Signing Day in February, he had shed 11 of them and picked up 17 others.

SU now has three commits in its 2017 class: quarterback Tommy DeVito, receiver Sharod Johnson and defensive end Zach Morton. All pledges are non-binding until a player signs a national letter of intent next February.