Welcome to National Early Signing Day(s) 2022! Can the Syracuse Orange close the deal with their committed players? Are we in for any more surprises before next week’s Pinstripe Bowl?
We’re going to be updating those signing with the Orange. Next one up is:
Name: Jahil Smith
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Previous School: Abraham Lincoln High School
Stats: 6-5, 230 lbs
Ratings: Three stars from 247, unrated everywhere else
Other Offers: Temple, Bowling Green
Twitter feed: @iamfutureja_
Player Breakdown: Similar to a couple of other signings by Syracuse so far, Smith addresses the holes in the Orange’s ability to consistently put pressure on opposing quarterbacks and containing elite running backs. He’ll need some time on the field to fully develop (especially with adding more moves at the line of scrimmage), but all signs point to him being a hard worker, a pretty solid athlete, and a culture setter for a Syracuse defense looking to stay as one of the most productive in the NCAA.