College football’s early signing period begins today for the recruiting class of 2021. As part of that, the Syracuse Orange are adding new recruits starting Wednesday (through maybe Friday). As each player signs their name (and faxes it in, of course), we’re posting profiles here on TNIAAM to introduce all of the new faces. Next up is Oronde Gadsden II, a wide receiver addition from Florida.
Twitter feed: @Orondegii
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Previous School: American Heritage
Stats: 6’4”, 190 lbs.
Commitment date: September 14, 2020
Position: Wide receiver
Ratings: 3 stars all around
Other Offers: Syracuse was able to get Gadsden despite him having offers from other P5 schools such as Penn State, Boston College and Indiana
Dino’s projected nickname: “The son also rises and gets the ball”
Player Breakdown: We’ve noted the lack of tall playmaking wide receivers for the Orange in 2020 and Gadsden is another recruit looking to change that. With NFL bloodlines Syracuse will hope he can be a downfield target that can go up and grab the ball from defensive backs. He comes from a strong high school program and he’ll have the opportunity to earn playing time in the Fall.