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Syracuse football: Former Texas A&M Edge Fadil Diggs becomes SU’s latest portal addition

So Fran is playing a demo of NCAA 24, right?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 14 Texas A&M at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Is there a better time to be a Syracuse Orange football fan than right now?

Fran Brown and defensive coordinator Elijah Robinson keep chugging along on the recruiting trail as they reel in another Camden, New Jersey native - former four-star prospect Fadil Diggs.

Fadil, an edge rusher with one year of eligibility remaining, was 247 Sports’ No. 35 player in the transfer portal this offseason. The 6’5”, 250 lbs. machine was a force on the Aggies, compiling a combined 64 tackles, seven sacks, and three forced fumbles over the past two seasons. His other official visit this month was to Alabama.

Yes, Fran Brown is beating Nick Saban and Alabama for quality football players.

In high school, Diggs was getting offers like candy from big-name schools. The Top-5 Class of 2020 New Jersey prospect had interest from Florida, Penn State, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, Iowa, LSU, and more, but chose to join Robinson at Texas A&M.

Fadil will be the sixth-highest rated player (based on composite scores) to ever sign with SU football, joining QB Kyle McCord and WR Yazeed Haynes as new additions to the all-time Top-10.

Fadil’s younger brother Fatim, a Class of 2024 three-star linebacker, committed to ‘Cuse on Sunday following an official visit. Now both brothers will get to represent the same team during their one-year overlap of college football.

Brown’s incoming group is now 24 players strong and rated as the No. 37 class nationally by 247. With the National Early Signing Window beginning tomorrow and continuing through Friday, we will see many of these guys officially put pen to paper and begin their Orange careers. TE Jamie Tremble reaffirmed his intent to sign and we will keep an eye on other guys who were originally offered by Dino Babers.