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Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star linebacker Stefon Thompson commits

The Orange continue their big week on the recruiting trail.

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It’s been a busy week for the Syracuse Orange football program on the recruiting trail, and that continued on Friday with yet another commitment — this time from three-star inside linebacker Stefon Thompson.

Thompson comes from Charlotte’s Zebulon B. Vance High School, and is listed as a 6-foot-0 and 222-pound athlete per 247Sports. He had offers from a long list of schools including Wisconsin, Colorado State, Appalachian State, Ohio, Western Kentucky and others. Steve Stanard and Brian Ward were his main recruiters for Syracuse.

One common idea that players have shared when committing recently is that SU “felt like home.” Thompson was yet another to agree with the sentiment when he shared a short quote with 247Sports:

“I picked Syracuse because it felt like home. I know I can develop as a player and become a great person there. Also, it has great academics and the major (sports marketing) that I want to study is very good at Syracuse.”

That makes eight players now for the Orange’s 2020 class, including five in the past four days. Depending on where previous commit Justin Barron winds up, Thompson could be the second linebacker in this class, and the fourth defensive player. He’s also the second North Carolina linebacker, joining Lee Kpogba from last year’s class.

Congrats to Stefon. Some tape on him below: