Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse lands Oklahoma transfer Abdul Adams

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UNC lost to Virginia Tech last night. Looks like someone will have to eat a turkey! On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse added Oklahoma transfer running back Abdul Adams, the school announced on Monday. Adams will need to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules, and will have two years of eligibility remaining. He rushed for 825 yards and a touchdown during his Sooners career. He was rated a four-star recruit by 247 Sports in the class of 2016.

Syracuse is also trending in the 247 Crystal Ball for 2018 running back Jarveon Howard. He is rated a three-star recruit, and has offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Tulane, among others. He recently took an official visit to Syracuse.

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2020 defensive back Joshuah Moten tweeted on Monday that he had received an offer from Syracuse. He already holds offers from Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Baylor, among others. Moten attends National Christian Academy, and is originally from Maryland.

2019 Georgia linebacker Tra Wilkins tweeted his Syracuse offer on Monday. Syracuse faces plenty of high-major competition for his services, including Mississippi State, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and Florida, among others. He recently attended Junior Day at Clemson.

Staying in the class of 2019, SU was the first school to offer Oklahoma running back Thomas Grayson, he wrote on Twitter. MaxPreps has him as the No. 3 running back in Oklahoma, and the No. 177 player at his position nationally.

2019 Georgia linebacker Nick Jackson also reported a Syracuse offer on Twitter. He’s rated three-stars by, and holds offers from Central Michigan and Georgia Southern. You can check out his highlight reel here.’s Donna Ditota caught up with 2019 Syracuse commit Brycen Goodine over the weekend. His team, St. Andrew’s (RI) played Vermont Academy and won 91-81. “I’m usually a shooter,” said Goodine, who finished with 24 points, “but my shot wasn’t falling today, so I was going to the rim more.”

That’s all from the recruiting world today. See you soon!

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