Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse lands OL Airon Servais, first commitment of Babers era

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A warm welcome goes to Bowling Green interim coach Brian Ward, who reportedly joined Syracuse’s staff as its defensive coordinator earlier in the week. On to today’s recruiting links…

Green Bay (Wisc.) Ashwaubenon offensive tackle Airon Servais committed to Syracuse on Tuesday, reports’s Mike McAllister. It was the first commitment under the Dino Babers era, with Servais picking the Orange over offers from Bowling Green, Columbia, Eastern Michigan, Harvard, North Dakota State, Western Michigan and Wyoming.

Waukesha (Wis.) West offensive tackle Sam Heckel waivered on his commitment to Syracuse over the weekend, but appears like he’s back on board with the Orange.’s Josh Helmholdt reported yesterday that Heckel will take a visit to Syracuse on Jan. 15.

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2016 athlete Darrynton Evans New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) tweeted his interest in Syracuse and its new coaching staff. Evans is a two-star prospect according to Rivals, and has offers from Bowling Green, Western Michigan, South Florida and Kent State, among others.

2016 four-star RB Kentrail Moran is on Syracuse’s radar. Moran is currently committed to Illinois, but was pursued by Syracuse during Scott Shafer’s tenure. That has continued under the Babers regime, and McAllister reports that Moran will be getting a visit on Thursday.’s Stephan Bailey reports that 2016 commits Rex Culpepper and Scoop Bradshaw will be taking official visits to Syracuse this weekend. They will be joined by Moe Neal, McAllister writes. Neal says that he is still 100 percent on board with his commitment.

That’s all for today. Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

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