Recruiting Roundup: Keirston Johnson, Kadeem Trotter, Ifeatu Melifonwu to Syracuse

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Hope you had a great July 4th weekend, everyone! On to today’s recruiting links…

Canton (OH) OLB/S Kadeem Trotter announced his commitment to Syracuse on Twitter on Sunday. The 2017 star had offers from Iowa State, Boston College and Bowling Green, among others. Trotter broke down his decision with’s Bill Greene over the weekend.

It came on the heels of 2017 Massachusetts defensive back Ifeatu Melifonwu announcing his commitment on Twitter on Saturday. Melifonwu had offers from Boston College, UConn, UMass and Coastal Carolina, among others, and spoke to’s Stephen Bailey about why he chose the Orange.

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Finally, Florida linebacker Keirston Johnson also pulled the trigger with the Orange, announcing his commitment on Saturday on Twitter. He is rated three stars by 247 Sports, and also held offers from Maryland, Memphis and USF, to name a few.’s Corey Bender writes that Syracuse is among the first to offer 2018 wide receiver Lavontae Decius of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons. Indiana is the other school to offer early, and Decius also mentioned wanting to visit Florida State.

Syracuse made the top seven for 2017 defensive end Tyran Hunt, he announced on Twitter. The other schools include Va. Tech, Maryland, Virginia, NC State, UNC and Wake Forest.

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