Recruiting Roundup: Justin Barron, Leon Lowery commit to Syracuse football

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Syracuse coach Dino Babers addresses the Carrier Dome crowd to celebrate SU's Camping World Bowl victory. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kicia Sears, The Juice Online.

Congratulations to Adrian Autry, Allen Griffin and Jalen Carey for helping the USA East Coast team to a 3-0 record on its exhibition tour of Greece! On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse landed its fourth commitment in its 2020 class on Sunday, with three-star defensive lineman Leon Lowery announcing his decision on Twitter. The North Brunswick (NJ) prospect chose SU over offers from Indiana, Rutgers and Temple, among others.

A few hours after that, Syracuse received its fifth commitment in the 2020 class, adding three-star athlete Justin Barron from Suffield (Conn.) Academy, he announced on Twitter. 247 Sports’ Mike McAllister caught up with him after the announcement. “Syracuse felt like home,” Barron said. “I want to be a part of a program where I am going to help win championships.” He held offers from schools that included Boston College, Connecticut, Navy, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Virginia. He projects as a linebacker, tight end or receiver in college.

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The Orange is also in the final six for 2020 three-star linebacker AJ Roberts, he tweeted on Friday. The schools also include Duke, UMass, Boston College, Pitt and LSU. McAllister also caught up with him following the Staten Island (NY) prospect’s announcement, saying that SU has been checking in with him “like crazy.”

Syracuse extended an offer to 2020 wide receiver Jahmal Banks from Arlington (Va.), he announced via Twitter on Saturday evening. William & Mary, Wake Forest and Elon are among the other schools after his services.

The Orange also offered three-star running back KeyShawn Spencer, he tweeted on Friday. The 2021 Melbourne (Fla.) prospect has already committed to Florida State, and holds other offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Arkansas and UNC, among others.

That’s all for today. Have a great start to your week, everyone!

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