Recruiting Roundup: NJ wide receiver Taj Harris commits to Syracuse

Syracuse had little trouble in its 2017 season opener

Good luck to Tyler Roberson as he recently landed an NBA Summer League contract for the Milwaukee Bucks! On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse picked up a commitment from New Jersey wide receiver Taj Harris on Saturday, he announced on Twitter. Among the other schools considering the 3-star prospect included North Carolin State, Maryland and Rutgers. He is the third receiver in SU’s 2018 class.

JUCO quarterback Clayton Welch will be attending Syracuse as a preferred walk-on, his offensive coordinator at Butte College tweeted last week. “I couldn’t be happier,” Welch said to the Enterprise Record’s Nick Woodard. “Syracuse plays the top teams in college football. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of that.”

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Syracuse picked up a commitment from Ohio kicker Cory Smigel on Friday, he announced on Twitter. “The coaches, I think, above all else were the reason,” Smigel said to’s Mike McAllister. He will join the team as a preferred walk-on.

2018 wing Hameir Wright committed to Washington and former SU coach Mike Hopkins over the weekend. Hopkins was originally involved with the four-star recruit from Albany (NY) when he was with the Orange, and hosted Wright on a visit. Syracuse coach Gerry McNamara had recently been in touch with Wright.

Three-star Georgia linebacker Braelen Oliver announced that he had received an offer from Syracuse on Twitter. Other schools to offer include Minnesota, West Virginia, Indiana, NC State and Rutgers.

That’s all from the recruiting world for today. Have a great start to your week!

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