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Syracuse football 2017 signees arrive for Summer Session I

Six members of the class of 2017 began summer classes on Monday.

Some of Syracuse Orange football’s class of 2017 signees arrived for Summer Session I on Monday, according to’s Stephen Bailey. SU’s first round of summer classes began early Monday, and those classes included six of the team’s newest members.

Leading that group was four-star New Jersey quarterback Tommy DeVito. He was joined by Brandon Berry, Nykeim Johnson, Sharod Johnson, Markenzy Pierre and Tyrell Richards, all of whom were also well-regarded members of the 2017 class. All are incoming freshmen except Berry, who is a sophomore junior college transfer. Nykeim Johnson and Sharod Johnson are both wide receivers who are likely to be hauling in quite a few passes from DeVito down the road.

Pierre is a running back who’s likely to get some earlier playing time as a bigger back (something SU lacks at the moment).

Richards is a linebacker, but one that could end up getting playing time at safety.

These six make it 10 members of 2017 already on campus for the Orange. They join freshmen early enrolllees Patrick Davis and Nadarius Fagan, as well as JUCOs Ravian Pierce and Ryan Guthrie, who are all new scholarship players who arrived in January. Notre Dame graduate transfer Devin M. Butler also arrived in January.

Bailey also notes that more 2017 signees could arrive for Summer Session II on July 3. Summer Session I wraps up on June 30.