Recruiting Roundup: Can Syracuse land 2019 quarterback Sam Johnson?

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Though Syracuse football is on hiatus until summer practices, recruiting is a year-round venture. Here are some of the latest developments as Dino Babers and his staff work tirelessly to secure those coveted commits from talent-oozing teenagers.

With the potential quarterback battle between Eric Dungey and Tommy DeVito on hold until the summer, why not take a look at some future possible teammates.

Syracuse is finally off the schnide with the Class of 2019 as the Orange landed its first commit in 3-star athlete Courtney Jackson. Babers and his staff reeled in the speedster out of Monroeville, PA; a Pittsburgh suburb. Jackson projects to be a slot receiver in Syracuse’s #OrangeIsTheNewFast offense.

And with the commitment, the Panthers stand as the only ACC team without a verbal from the Class of 2019.

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The Orange could be adding another commit as soon as Monday, May 7, when 3-star quarterback Sam Johnson from Walled Lake, MI will be announcing his college choice. The pro-style QB will be choosing from five schools; Syracuse, Boston College, Iowa, Michigan, and Missouri.

The 247Sports Crystal Ball currently projects Johnson to BC over Michigan. And according to BC Interruption, those crystal ball picks might be onto something.

Another prospect with a May commitment date is wide receiver Charles Njoku. The 6-foot-4 New Jersey pass-catcher recently told NJ.com that he plans to choose from Syracuse, Boston College, Missouri, Rutgers, and Wake Forest.

The announcement is currently scheduled for May 29, his birthday. Syracuse is recruiting Njoku as a tight end.

When it comes to the ins and outs of recruiting, Syracuse football are appointment-viewing.

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