Who is Syracuse football prioritizing in recruiting for its 2021 class?

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Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey calls in to discuss SU football recruiting with Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv. TJO editor in chief Brad Bierman then calls in to chat about the potential start of the 2020 football season.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wesley Cheng: Who are some of Syracuse’s top targets for the remainder of the the 2020 class?

Stephen Bailey: It’s been kind of interesting to follow all of this. You see everyone who they offer, but it’s hard to tell who they’re homing in on. I think there are a few names on the defensive side of the ball that are pretty clearly priority targets. Duce Chestnut, a defensive back from New Jersey, a four-star guy, maybe the highest DB on their board. Kareem Harden, a two-way linemen from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I believe Nick Monroe is recruiting him. They probably play him at tackle. Syracuse doesn’t have an offensive linemen committed to its class. He would potentially be the first if they could get him. And then Jason Henderson, a linebacker from Pennsylvania. He’s been told he’s the top linebacker on their board.

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1. Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey calls in
2. What’s recruiting like during COVID-19?
3. Why can’t SU land a top QB recruit?
4. Change in type of LB recruit
5. Who else is Syracuse targeting?
6. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Syracuse announces students will be back on campus in the fall
8. Will there be a football season?
9. Closing thoughts and wrap up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.