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Early signing period: 2020 ATH Justin Barron signs with Syracuse

The CT native brings a lot of versatility to the Orange.

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Welcome to college football’s early signing period! As each player committed to the Syracuse Orange signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up is athlete Justin Barron.

Twitter feed: @justinbarron22

Hometown: Suffield, Conn.

High School: Suffield Academy

Position: Athlete

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 210 lbs.

Ratings: Three stars from all ‘round

Commitment date: June 16, 2019

Other offers: Syracuse beat out the likes of Pitt, Boston College, Virginia, Air Force and Navy for Barron’s services.

Dino’s predicted nickname: “Moneymaker” after the leading financial magazine or, potentially, the son of the President.

Highlights:

Player outlook: This entirely depends on what position group Barron gets put in, as he could literally play all of wide receiver, tight end, defensive end, linebacker and even potentially safety. However, early indications are that Barron will be put at wide receiver. Should this hold true, he’ll be an almost surefire redshirt bet in a position group returning basically everyone except Sean Riley. However, after 2020, the Orange lose number one target Trishton Jackson as well as Nykeim Johnson. That could provide an opening for Barron to contribute as a redshirt freshman, but then again, Cuse’s receiving corps is loaded with young talent and it could be very tough to emerge from that pool so early.