Georgia native running back Jalen Holston has been extended an offer by the Syracuse Orange, according to Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey.
The newest recruiting target stands at 6 feet and 206 pounds and is currently the No. 42 running back in 247Sports.com’s composite rankings of the Class of 2017. In his junior year at Stockbridge High School last year, he ran for 1,403 yards on 163 carries and scored 17 touchdowns.
Holston is sitting on offers from South Carolina, UNC, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and West Virginia (among others) and is looking to officially commit by sometime this September. Of course, commitments are non-binding until the player signs their National Letter of Intent in February of next year.
One thing of note is what Holston said about Syracuse that he said has been different from several of his other recruiting experiences:
“I’m really just starting to know them,” Holston said, “but from what I know of the coaching staff, I like how real they are and don’t have to lie about things. And the fact of being up North is good to me.”
Running backs coach Mike Hart initiated contact with Holston via Twitter which led to a phone conversation in which Hart extended him the official offer.
As of this weekend, Syracuse has 17 players committed to the Class of 2017 with Allen Stritzinger being the only running back.