Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Elijah Gaines, Justin Hodges, Andre Jackson

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Syracuse head coach Dino Babers addresses the media. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kicia Sears, The Juice Online.

Brandon Triche is having a pretty good basketball season! On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse football was busy on Friday, handing out a bunch of offers. Starting in the class of 2020, Syracuse extended an offer to Alexandria (Va.) defensive back Elijah Gaines, he tweeted. Rated three-stars by 247 Sports, he holds offers from Boston College, Michigan, Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State and Purdue, among others.

Three-star defensive back Justin Hodges from Florida also picked up a Syracuse offer, he tweeted. The 2020 prospect is considered a Miami lean, and has an offer list that includes West Virginia, Louisville, Minnesota and NC State.

Capping off the offer list in this class, Syracuse also offered fellow Florida prospect Karaun St. Louis, he tweeted. Baylor and Kentucky are just some of the other schools that have offered the three-star wide receiver.

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Moving on to the class of 2021, Florida linebacker Gaethan Bernadel tweeted that he had received an offer from Syracuse. He has a three-star rating from 247 Sports and holds offers from Kentucky, Miami and Minnesota, among others. Bernadel is also in the midst of planning a visit to South Carolina.

Another 2021 Florida prospect, cornerback Kevin Knowles, tweeted that he had picked up a Syracuse offer. Maryland, NC State, Rutgers and Wake Forest are among his other offers.

Finally, in the class of 2021, Virginia defensive back Bryce Steele tweeted that he holds an offer from Syracuse. Though not currently rated by 247 Sports, he does hold offers from Notre Dame, Duke, Michigan and Boston College.

Syracuse is also starting to look at the class of 2022 by offering a pair of Florida prospects. The Orange extended offers to defensive backs Alfonzo Allen and Websley Etienne. Rutgers also offered Allen this week, while for Etienne, it’s his first offer.

On the basketball front, 2020 recruit Andre Jackson was in Syracuse for an official visit this weekend, which was first reported by Stock Risers. Jackson, a top 40 rated recruit by 247 Sports, is also considering offers from Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, Marquette and UConn. Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara is his primary recruiter.

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

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