Late Sunday night, Syracuse Orange football fans were greeted with great news as two players that spent their weekend in Central New York announced their intentions to play football there as well.
Leon Lowery, a 3-star DE from New Jersey, and Justin Barron, a 3-star athlete from Connecticut became the latest Class of 2020 commits.
Bleed orange baby! COMMITTED #CuseNation pic.twitter.com/lGvhrOjvDU— leon lowery (@leonlowery5) June 16, 2019
i’m home. @CoachBabersCuse pic.twitter.com/74a3oDWBKT— Justin Barron (@justinbarron22) June 17, 2019
Both players spent the weekend in Syracuse for a camp run by head coach Dino Babers.
Lowery, who attends North Brunswick High School, is listed at 6-foot-4 219 pounds on Rivals, which ranks him as the 28th-best prospect in the state. Syracuse fought off fellow ACC-foe Virginia Tech Hokies and six other schools to earn Lowery’s commitment. In addition to dominating the defensive side of the ball in 2018, Lowery also lined up at wide receiver for his team, but appears to be sticking with the defensive side of the ball in college.
Barron, who is entering his senior year at Suffield Academy, is also a two-way player, being used primarily as a wide receiver and tight end on offense, while playing linebacker on defense. Rivals lists Barron at 6-foot-4 205 pounds and ranks him as a 3-star prospect. Syracuse beat out Boston College Eagles, Virginia Cavaliers, and ten other schools for Barron. Barron is unranked in the state according to Rivals. Stephen Bailey of syracuse.com reports that Barron will practice at both sides of the ball when he initially arrives on campus.
Syracuse’s 2020 class now stands at five prospects. Recruits can sign their National Letter of Intent from December 18-20, or after National Signing Day on February 5, 2020.