A breakdown of Syracuse football’s 2022 class

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The early signing period for college football is on Wednesday, and to see where Syracuse stands, we spoke to 247 Sports and CuseNation.com’s Stephen Bailey on this week’s The Juice on the Cuse Podcast, presented by SNY.tv.

Syracuse has only 10 commitments so far, and Bailey breaks down why the Orange has such a small class this season and whether it’s cause for concern.

Still, Bailey says that even with the lower amount of commits, some of the class may be ready to play right away, such as defensive back Dom Foster, one of Syracuse’s top rated recruits in this cycle.

Another class of 2022 prospect to watch for is running back LeQuint Allen, especially considering SU only has three scholarship running backs. He was recently named Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey.

The Orange will also be taking a class look in the transfer portal with a focus on the offensive and defensive lines, Bailey says. Recently, SU offered transfers Jared Verse and Tillman Weaver.

Bailey also chats about several other transfers in the portal who would be good fits with SU like one time commit Willie Tyler.

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Finally, the Orange will likely add a few more 2022 recruits. One such potential flip will be New Jersey DL Denis Jaquez Jr., who recently decommitted from Northwestern, Bailey said.

Syracuse still needs to fill several assistant coaching positions, including at offensive coordinator. That, Bailey says, likely means the Orange won’t add many players on that side of the ball until the hire is made.

Afterward, editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in to discuss Syracuse basketball’s tough loss to Georgetown, which dropped them to 5-5 on the season.

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