Welcome to National Signing Day 2017! That means it's time for the Syracuse Orange football recruiting class to become official. There may be surprises as well. Hopefully no bad ones.
This is Dino Babers’s second recruiting class at the helm at SU, and first with a full cycle to really pull in top players. #OrangeIsTheNewFast (now abbreviated #OITNF) kids will take up nearly half the roster by the time the summer rolls around. The vision is taking shape, but it’s dependent on the success of the 2016 and 2017 classes to start us off.
The list of (18) players we're expecting to hear from today include, with announcement times (on Eastern Time) where applicable:
- Brandon Berry, DE
- Eric Coley, CB
- Dakota Davis, OT
- Tommy DeVito, QB (1:35 p.m. on ESPN2)
- Chris Elmore, DT
- Aaron Hackett, TE (4 p.m.)
- Curtis Harper, DT
- Nykeim Johnson, WR
- Sharod Johnson, WR
- Cameron Jordan, WR (12:30 p.m.)
- Jonathan Kingsley, LB (10 a.m.)
- Ifeatu Melifonwu, S
- Zach Morton, DE
- Markenzy Pierre, RB
- Tyrell Richards, LB
- Allen Stritzinger, RB
- Russell Thompson-Bishop, WR (1 p.m.)
- Kadeem Trotter, S
The @CuseFootball Twitter feed will be the first to know who’s signed, and then next is probably us (or at least, that’s our story). Follow that feed if you don’t already. Then clearly keep following @NunesMagician for everything Syracuse NSD as well. I’m going to be up early out here on the West Coast, but not when things get kicked off right at 7 a.m. ET. For those updates, Ari Gilberg’s your guy. You can follow him at @AriGilberg.
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