Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Malick Meiga, Tyler Van Dyke, Rashawn Williams

Dec 8, 2018; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse head coach Dino Babers addresses the crowd during halftime of the Orange basketball team's 72-71 win over Georgetown at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kicia Sears, The Juice Online.

Congratulations to former Syracuse defensive lineman Chris Slayton, who was selected in the seventh round (No. 245 overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse extended an offer to 2020 Canadian wide receiver Malick Meiga, he tweeted on Saturday. The Cegep du Vieux (Montreal) prospect holds a three-star rating from 247 Sports and holds offers from Baylor, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Toledo and West Virginia, among others.

The Orange is in the final five for 2020 Michigan four-star wide receiver Rashawn Williams, who is set to announce on Monday. Williams tweeted his five schools on Sunday, which are Cincinnati, Indiana, West Virginia, Syracuse and Purdue. He previewed his announcement with over the weekend.

Last week, it appeared that Syracuse was the front runner for 2020 pro-style quarterback Tyler Van Dyke. The Suffield (Conn.) prospect had several 247 Crystal Ball predictions pointing toward the Orange. Just one week later, Van Dyke has had a slew of predictions heading toward Miami. He told’s Matt Shodell earlier in the week that the Hurricanes had a ‘good chance’ as he nears his announcement.

It was the latest in a busy week for the Orange last week, who extended several offers on Thursday. In the class of 2020, Syracuse offered Jacksonville (Fla.) defensive back Mike Smith, defensive back (Class of 2020, Jacksonville, Fla.), he tweeted. He does not hold a ranking from 247 Sports, but he was recently offered by Appalachian State, Florida International and Liberty.

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In the class of 2021, the Orange offered Landon School (Md.) tight end Eric Ford on Thursday. It is his first offer after he visited Syracuse in March and does not hold a ranking yet from any of the recruiting services.

Robert Army Jr., 2021 a three-star wide receiver from Detroit (Mich.) tweeted on Thursday that he had received an offer from Syracuse. He has 12 offers so far, which include Kentucky, Minnesota (his most recent) and Purdue. Staying in Detroit, Syracuse also offered Martin Luther King (Mich.) four-star defensive back Jaylen Reed. He has an offer list so far that includes Penn State, Maryland, Kentucky and West Virginia.

2021 defensive lineman Elliot Donald from Central Catholic (PA.) also tweeted that he received an offer from Syracuse. He’s got a four-star ranking from 247 Sports and has offers from the blue bloods of the college world, including Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. He’s from the Pittsburgh area, and holds an offer from the Panthers as well.

In the Sunshine State, the Orange have offered 2021 four-star linebacker Branden Jennings, he tweeted on Thursday. He’s already raked in an impressive list of offers, which includes hometown Florida State and Miami, along with Auburn, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Stanford, Texas and Tennessee.

Finally, 2021 defensive back De’javion Stepney from Macomb (Mich.) tweeted on Thursday that he picked up an offer from Syracuse, his first power five offer. He has four other offers, including Toledo, Akron, Western Michigan and Central Michigan.

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

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