Here’s your weekly recruiting tidbits from the Syracuse football and basketball worlds:
Wide receiver Donovan Brown
As we spoke about last week in this space, Jordan Anthony, a wide receiver speedster in the 2022 class, committed to Kentucky, as expected. While the Orange had been in his top 7 at one point, Anthony decided to stay near home and play in the SEC.
The Orange immediately started turning toward other options, and quickly picked up a commitment from Donovan Brown. Syracuse offered on July 27, and it was Brown’s first D1 offer. Four days later, Brown pulled the trigger, and committed to Syracuse. Over his other offers from Wheeling and Fairmont State.
While Syracuse was his only Power 5 offer to date, by the measurables, Brown oozes potential. The 6’3″ athlete lists his 100M track time at a blazing 10.96 seconds, and 200M in 21.83.
Wide receiver Mehki Wall
The Orange will likely take more than one wide receiver in the class of 2022, and if they do, Syracuse will to continue to heavily recruit North Carolina WR Mehki Wall. The three-star prospect is one of the fastest recruits in the Tar Heel State, and is a state champion in the 55M hurdles. He’s got a slew of Power 5 offers, including Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Wall has previously mentioned to 247 Sports’ Stephen Bailey that SU is one of the three schools recruiting him hardest.
Offensive lineman Tyrone Webber
The Orange is always looking to reinforce its offensive line, and one of the places its had success is in Canada. Among major contributors from the north are linebacker Geoff Cantin-Arku and offensive lineman Matthew Bergeron. Fellow Canadian Damien Alford is poised to be a breakout candidate at wide receiver for the Orange this upcoming season.
Tyrone Webber certainly fits this bill. The New Mexico Military Institute (JUCO) offensive lineman named his top five last week, and Syracuse, Oklahoma State, Houston, Ole Miss and Baylor all made the cut. He also recently added an offer from Texas A&M. Webber is originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, and said that his recruitment is “still open.”
Combo guard Quadir Copeland
Last week, I wrote about 2022 combo guard Quadir Copeland’s recruitment, with several predictions pointing toward Syracuse. Rivals rates him as a four-star prospect ranked 85th in his class, and with him arriving at famed IMG Academy in the fall, his profile is only going to increase.
We’ll know soon how right those predictions are. Copeland named a top 8 last week of OSU, Oregon, LaSalle, DePaul, Miami, Maryland, Penn State, and of course, Syracuse. He plans on announcing on Aug. 10.