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Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star DE Jason Muñoz commits to Orange

Miami’s loss is Syracuse’s gain.

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The Syracuse Orange football staff has been pretty busy in January as they look to solidify the 2019 recruiting class. After flipping three-star quarterback David Summers from Maryland over the weekend, SU was able to make another addition on Monday night:

Jason Muñoz is a three-star defensive end from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale. According to 247Sports, he stands between 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-4, and already weighs 276 pounds. Muñoz was a member of Miami’s early signing period class back in December. However, the coaching change from Mark Richt to Manny Diaz allowed him to get out of his signed letter of intent, according to Stephen Bailey’s report via Miami Athletics.

Nick Monroe and Brian Ward were the primary recruiters here — and it should be no surprise that Monroe was a big part of bringing in another talented player from South Florida, as he’s sort of made a habit of it since arriving at SU. Muñoz visited SU this weekend and apparently saw enough to go with the Orange. Along with Miami, Muñoz had offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and Pittsburgh, among others.

Muñoz makes it four defensive linemen in this 2019 recruiting class now, along with defensive tackle Joe Rondi, plus defensive ends Andrew Tuazama and Ishmael Goulbourne. Right now, Summers and Muñoz are the only committed players that haven’t yet signed with Syracuse for 2019.

Welcome aboard, Jason! Highlights below: