Good news late on Wednesday night, as three-star defensive back Aman Greenwood, from St. John’s College High School (Washington D.C.) has committed to join the Syracuse Orange. Greenwood was originally offered by the coaching staff (DMV expert Reno Ferri, for the win) in February 2017.
The cornerback stands at 6-feet and 180 pounds right now, according to 247Sports, which puts him at a similar size to most of the other recent DB recruits for the Orange. He had offers from quite a few other schools, including Michigan, Missouri, Pitt, Boston College, Rutgers, North Carolina and Indiana (among others).
Greenwood becomes the 14th commit in the 2019 class (if you’re not counting Jawhar Jordan) and the fifth defensive back. The others, to refresh your memory: Cornelius Nunn, Garrett Williams, Dorian Hewett and Adrian Cole. Also notable: Current Syracuse defensive lineman Caleb Okechukwu and Greenwood are former high school teammates.
After being a weakness for the Orange for a long time, the emergence of freshman safety Andre Cisco, recently named First Team All-ACC, has helped to shore up the unit. With only seniors Tyrone Perkins and Antwan Cordy set to graduate from the position group, along with the influx of commits, the defensive back unit should continue to flourish for the Orange.