Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Steven Stilianos, Juwaun Price, Ethan Stangle

Sep 11, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Noah Vedral (0) is sacked by Syracuse Orange defensive lineman Cody Roscoe (18) during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

There may be a pause in basketball and no bowl game for football, but there’s plenty of news from the recruiting world as he head into the holiday week.

Syracuse picked up a commitment from New Mexico State transfer Juwaun Price, he announced on Tuesday. Price, a running back, has three years of eligibility remaining, and will add badly needed depth after Cooper Lutz entered the transfer portal and Abdul Adams exhausted his eligibility. With the Aggies, he rushed for 692 yards and 10 touchdowns. He will likely be the primary backup to Sean Tucker.

Another transfer the Orange is pursuing is Lafayette tight end Steven Stilianos. He tweeted over the weekend that he received an offer from Syracuse, and still has two years of eligibility remaining. Stilianos is a two-time First Team All Patriot League selection and also has an offer from Rutgers. According to Sports Illustrated’s Mike McAllister, he plans on taking an official visit to Syracuse in January.

Syracuse added another player in the 2022 cycle over the weekend, this time from long snapper Ethan Stangle, he announced via Twitter. The Maryland product joined SU as a preferred walk-on, and is the 43rd rated long snapper in his class and a 4 1/2 star prospect according to Kohl’s Professional Camps. “Thank you to Coach Ligasheksy and the rest of the staff for this tremendous opportunity,” he wrote.

The Orange also continues to recruit in the 2022 class ahead of the February signing period. Skyridge (UT) offensive lineman Tapuvae Amaama has only taken two official visits in his recruitment so far: Syracuse and Virginia. Initially, Amaama announced he would be announcing his commitment on Jan. 22 at the Polynesian Bowl, but later retracted it. He is rated three stars by 247 Sports.

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Over on the hardwood, Syracuse extended offers to a pair of 2024 prospects in the past week. On Sunday, Syracuse offered West (Md.) Nottingham and PSA Cardinals’ big man Yves Missi, according to Pro Insight’s Andrew Slater. The Cameroon native already holds offers from St. John’s, UCLA and DePaul.

Syracuse also offered Crean (CA) Lutheran point guard Vyctorious Miller according to his tweet, who is rated the eight best prospect in the 2024 class and a five-star recruit according to ESPN. Miller already holds several high-major offers including from Arizona State, Georgetown, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest.

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