With signing day approaching on Wednesday, Syracuse is continuing to try to add to its 2022 class. The Orange hosted three prospects from the 2022 class over the weekend, and a fourth during the middle of last week.
We start with 2022 defensive lineman Kevin Jobity Jr. from Cheektowaga (N.Y.) Maryvale, who picked up an offer from Syracuse on Tuesday according to his Twitter. Sports Illustrated’s Mike McAllister caught up with Jobity, and he said he was visiting the Orange this past weekend. While he is not currently rated by 247 Sports, he holds offers from a slew of FCS schools including Villanova, Wagner, Lafayette and Harvard. He also holds a high-major offer from Army.
Jobity was joined on campus by kicker Brady Denaburg from Merritt Island (Fla.) High. Denaburg is ranked 12th in his class by Kohl’s Kicking, and was offered by the Orange on Jan. 22. Rhode Island and Air Force have also extended offers, while Florida has extended an offer as a preferred walk-on.
Rounding out the 2022 prospects on campus, 2022 Bishop (PA) McDevitt linebacker Ryan Russo also visited Syracuse. He currently holds an offer from Army, and a preferred walk-on offer from Rutgers, but does not hold a Syracuse offer yet. Russo visited Rutgers in late January.
While not a high school prospect, there was another visiter on campus this past weekend. Dartmouth transfer Isaiah Johnson, a two-year starter, was offered by Syracuse back in December. He has had several offers roll in since he entered the portal, including Colorado, UMass and Western Michigan.
Before the four visited over the weekend, the Orange hosted FIU commit Naeer Jackson last week according to his Instagram. 247 Sports rates him as a two-star recruit and the 266th overall offensive tackle in the class. The 6-5, 330 pound prospect committed to FIU back in January and also holds an offer from Delaware State, but does not hold one from SU.
The Orange is also evaluating 2022 Long Island (NY) Lutheran athlete Zion Tracy, according to 247 Sports’ Stephen Bailey. Tracy holds offers from Stony Brook, Temple, Bryant and Delaware State, among others. He does not have a Syracuse offer yet.
One other name to keep an eye out for in the portal is North Texas transfer Jacob Brammer. Syracuse was one of the first schools to offer him after he entered the transfer portal last week, and the sixth-year graduate player has one year of eligibility remaining. He has been named to the All-Conference USA team the last two seasons, and holds portal offers from Houston and Virginia.
Finally, we close out the roundup on the hardwood, as Mike McAllister reports that the Orange is one of the schools recruiting 2023 South Portland (ME) High forward Joseph Estrella the hardest. He currently holds offers from Boston College, Iowa, Providence and Tennessee, among others.