Recruiting Roundup: Sharod Johnson, Tommy DeVito pledge to Syracuse

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We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Syracuse football players Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield, who were victims of a stabbing over the weekend. On to today’s recruiting links…

Tommy DeVito from Don Bosco Prep (NJ) announced his commitment to Syracuse over the weekend on Twitter. The three-star 2017 quarterback selected the Orange over offers from Maryland, Boston College and Rutgers.

The Orange also picked up a commitment from 2017 Miami (Fla.) wide receiver Sharod Johnson, writes’s Mike McAllister. He was also considering offers from Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Miami (OH), MTSU and Temple.

Jarius Grissom, a 2017 Michigan quarterback, put Syracuse in his top three schools, writes’s Nate Mink. The other two are Rutgers and Toledo. Grissom later said he would announced his decision on August 27.

2017 offensive lineman Allan Rappleyea tweeted over the weekend he picked up an offer from Syracuse, he tweeted. According to 247 Sports, he also holds offers from Buffalo, Colgate and Fordham.

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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s Jamari Chisholm tweeted that he received his first Division I offer from Syracuse. The JUCO product is a defensive lineman.

2017 five-star guard Lonnie Walker received an offer from Syracuse, he tweeted. Later that day, he also announced he had picked up an offer from UConn. The Reading (Pa.) prospect holds offers from Villanova, UCLA, Indiana and Oregon, among others.

Columbia graduate transfer guard Grant Mullins visited Syracuse on Friday, according to’s Mike Waters. Mullins has interest in Michigan and California, and he is out visiting the Golden Bears today.

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