Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Tapuvae Amaama, Avery Powell, Denis Jaquez

Oct 9, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange wide receiver Anthony Queeley (14) runs with the ball after a catch as Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive back Ja'Sir Taylor (6) defends during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

As we approach early signing day on Wednesday, we’ve got plenty to talk about in this week’s roundup.

Syracuse hosted a pair of uncommitted prospects in the 2022 class this past weekend. The first is 2022 offensive lineman Tapuvae Amaama from Lehi (UT). The three star prospect holds offers from Virginia, BYU, Syracuse and Miami, among others.

He was joined by three-star defensive back Avery Powell. The Jersey (NJ) City native holds an offer from Syracuse, as well as high-majors Nebraska, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Penn State and Wisconsin.

Syracuse extended an offer to 2022 defensive lineman Cameron Cooper. Rated three stars by 247 Sports, the Dayton (TX) prospect also holds offers from Colorado State, Louisiana Tech and Hawaii, among others.

Staying in Texas, the Orange also extended an offer to Kedrick Reescano from New (TX) Caney. The c/o 2023 running back is rated four stars by 247 Sports and has an offer list that includes Oklahoma State, Kansas, Michigan State and Houston.

Syracuse assistant coach Nick Monroe was active in New Jersey this week, extending an offer to a pair of West (NJ) Orange prospects from the 2023 class. The first was defensive lineman Gensley Auguste and the second was defensive back Saboor Karriem. Both already hold offers from Maryland and are not ranked by 247 Sports at the moment.

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Syracuse seems to be in position to flip a prospect ahead of signing day. 2022 defensive lineman Denis Jaquez Jr. from Saint (NJ) Augustine Prep announced his decommitment from Northwestern over the weekend, and said he will be signing on Wednesday. The Orange has picked up a prediction from 247 National Analyst Brian Dohn.

Another prospect Syracuse could be pursuing as the early signing period approaches is 2022 Homestead (PA) running back Nijhay Burt. He currently holds offers from Buffalo, Duquesne and Slippery Rock, and recently welcomed Syracuse running backs coach Mike Lynch for an in-home visit. He is not ranked by 247 Sports.

Finally, Syracuse continues to mine the transfer portal for immediate impact players, and extended an offer to Ohio DL transfer Tillman Weaver. Moments after he announced his SU offer, he tweeted out a message that he was “committing soon.” He will have four years of eligibility remaining, and holds offers from high-majors Arizona, Kansas, Rutgers and Washington State so far.

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