Instant Juice: 2023 RB Muwaffaq Parkman commits to Syracuse football

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A quick take on 2023 RB Muwaffaq Parkman committing to Syracuse on Sunday afternoon:

WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse received a commitment from Muwaffaq Parkman, a running back from Hillsdale (NJ) High. Parkman was among a large group on campus this past weekend for official visits, and it was his second visit since he was on campus in March. The Orange picked up the speedy and shifty running back, who is also a dual sport athletic in track and field, and reports a 4.3 in the 40M dash.

ANALYSIS: Syracuse continues its recruiting push in its own backyard. In the last week, the Orange received commitments from New York’s Zyian Moultrie-Goddard and Jalil Smith after receiving commitments from David Clement and Rashard Perry earlier in the year. Parkman becomes the fifth commitment from the tri-state area, joining South Carolina quarterback LaNorris Sellers.

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HERO: Another day, another Nick Monroe led commitment. All three commitments from the past week (Moultrie-Goddard, Smith and now Parkman) had Monroe as the lead recruiter. Though Parkman announced the commitment on Sunday, he actually committed a day before, with Monroe and running backs coach Mike Lynch both hinting at the commitment on their Twitter feeds.

ZERO: Smith selected Syracuse over offers from Buffalo, Kent State, LIU Post, Maine, UMass, Stony Brook and Temple. He also drew interest from Penn State and had unofficially visited its campus.

WHAT’S NEXT: Syracuse’s group on campus this weekend also included Jayden Bass from Springfield (MA) Central, who earned an offer at Syracuse’s Football Camp earlier in June, and wide receiver Bryce Cohoon, another dual-sport track star from Kansas who also picked up an offer while on his official visit. The Orange is also continuing to monitor 2023 offensive lineman Deandre Duffus, who is expected to commit on July 3. Syracuse, Maryland and Indiana are the three schools he has either officially visited, or plans to visit.

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Rutger is a freelance writer and as a Syracuse native, has an affinity for all Syracuse University Athletics. From Donovan McNabb to Mike Powell, Rutger has seen greatness in many forms don an Orange uniform over the last 30 years. He covers all Syracuse athletics with a particular emphasis on football and recruiting.