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Syracuse men’s soccer adds two new forwards on National Signing Day

Both signees may potentially have an impact this season.

Steve Haller

The Syracuse Orange men’s soccer team was able to add two new forwards to the squad on National Signing Day. Both Tajon Buchanan and Miles Franklyn will be on campus and training this fall.

Tajon Buchanan

Twitterfeed: @Tajon_23

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario / Broomfield, Colorado

High School: Legacy High School

Club Team: Real Colorado

Position: Centre Forward

Stats: 21 goals, 10 assists in senior campaign

Ratings: 2 Star from TopDrawerSoccer.com

Highlights: Tajon was named to the NSCAA High School All-American Team for 2016. He was also named the Colorado 5A Boys Player of the Year, along with all of the appropriate all region/conference/etc. honors.

Player Breakdown: With comparisons to fellow Canadian and Colorado prospect, Tesho Akindele by his high school coach, Buchanan should be a solid addition at center forward to the squad. He should be a contributor off the bat to a front line who lost Chris Nanco, Sergio Camargo and Kenny Lassiter over the last year. He also is associated with Real Colorado in some way, which is the same program which produced Mallory Pugh, Janine Beckie, Jaelene Hinkle, Ethan Horvath and Taylor Kemp.

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Miles Franklyn

Twitterfeed: @MilesFranklynn

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ

High School: Bergen Catholic

Club Team: Match Fit Academy FC

Position: Striker

Stats: 2016 TeamSnap All American

Ratings: 2 Star from TopDrawerSoccer.com

Other Offers: Cincinnati, Boston University, Kentucky

Highlights:

Player Breakdown: Tall, lanky and pacy, Miles seems to have a solid package of skills to complement the number nine position. From his highlights, he seems comfortable running on to a ball over the top or taking on someone with the ball at his feet. Miles was also club teammates with current Syracuse players Kedhive McIntosh and Jake Leahy as well as commit Dylan McDonald and former Orange keeper Matt Stith.

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