Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Muwaffaq Parkman, Bryce Cohoon

Nov 27, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Dino Babers speaks to reporters following SU's 31-14 loss against the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Judy Salamone/The Juice Online.

Syracuse football continued its busy recruiting month, so let’s get right to it on this final Monday of June.

SU received three commitments last week in 2023 running back Muwaffaq Parkman from Hillsdale (NJ) High, 2023 linebacker Zyian Moultrie-Goddard from Iona (NY) Prep and 2023 defensive lineman Jalil Smith from Abraham (NY) Lincoln. We caught up with Smith after his commitment, who said he felt ‘at home’ during his official visit to Central New York earlier in the month.

The Orange also hosted several 2023 prospects for official visits this past weekend. Two of the visitors are already Syracuse commits in South Carolina quarterback LaNorris Sellers and New York defensive lineman Rashard Perry.

There are several visitors among the batch I wanted to highlight, starting with Jayden Bass, an offensive lineman from Springfield (MA) Central. Bass participated in the Orange’s camp in June and earned an offer there. Among his offers include Connecticut, Air Force, Central Michigan, Temple and UMass.

Staying on the offensive line, the Orange hosted offensive lineman Naquil Betrand from Northeast (PA) High. The three-star prospect committed to Colorado in March, and was offered by Syracuse in April, which led to an unofficial visit in May. Following his visit, he announced a top 10 that included Syracuse, Boston College, Texas A&M, Georgia, Kentucky, Auburn, Colorado, Cincinnati, Maryland and West Virginia.

Two wide receivers were also on campus that Syracuse only started pursuing recently.

Jupiter (Fla.) Christian School’s Jeremiah Augustin tweeted he was on campus this past weekend. He already holds offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Maryland, Penn State and Virginia, among others, and holds a three-star ranking from 247 Sports.

The Orange also hosted and then later offered Maize High’s Bryce Cohoon, a speedy 100M sprint champion from Kansas. Army, UMass, Air Force, Northern Iowa and UPenn are among the schools to offer him so far. We caught up with Cohoon following his visit, who said that Syracuse is currently at the top of his list.

» Related: 2023 DL Jalil Smith says he felt ‘at home’ in committing to Syracuse

Sports Illustrated’s Mike McAllister has the full visitor list from the weekend. Other visitors included:

There was a notable omission from the list: East Orange (NJ) High wide receiver Josh Richards was originally scheduled to be on campus this weekend. He currently has a top 3 of Syracuse, Maryland and Wake Forest.

Our final recruiting note on the day is about 2023 Chaminade-Madonna (Fla.) Prep defensive back D’Angelo Ponds. The three-star prospect holds offers from Arkon, FIU, Florida Atlantic, and Tulane, among others. He tweeted last week that he also picked up an offer from Syracuse.

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]