2023 WR Bryce Cohoon on committing to Syracuse: It felt ‘like home’

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2023 WR Bryce Cohoon committed to Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, becoming SU’s fourth commitment in less than two weeks.

He said in an interview with The Juice Online that his official visit this past weekend was critical in making his decision.

“From the moment I got there,” Cohoon said, “they just made it feel like home.”

He previously told The Juice Online that after the visit, he had the Orange ‘at the top’ of his list.

Cohoon is the first wide receiver commitment in SU’s 2023 class, and it’s not difficult to figure out why they pursued him. The Maize (KS) High athlete has good size at 6-2, 175 pounds, and blazing speed, a perfect fit for the Orange’s pro-style offense.

Cohoon is a two-sport athlete at Maize (KS) High competing in both football and track. He is the Class 5A 100m champion in Kansas, logging a blistering 10.57 seconds in the dash. In his junior season, he finished with 40 receptions, 804 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

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That led to the Orange inviting Cohoon on an official visit, and ultimately offering him before he left. Syracuse receivers coach Michael Johnson was the lead recruiter, and the SU staff sees him as someone who can be a big factor in its offense.

“(They) assured me that I can make a difference to the program,” Cohoon said. “And at the end of the day that’s what helped me make my decision.”

Cohoon committed to Syracuse over offers from Air Force, Army, UPenn, Northern Iowa, and UMass, among others. Other schools showing interest included Kansas, Kansas State and Rutgers.

He is the seventh member of a class that also includes linebacker Zyian Moultrie-Goddard, defensive linemen Jalil Smith and Rashard Perry, tight end David Clement, running back Muwaffaq Parkman and quarterback LaNorris Sellers.

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com 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]sujuiceonline.com.