Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Parker Meese, Josiah Brown, Tyler Betsey

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All has been relatively quiet on the football recruiting front as teams are currently in a “dead period” – defined by the NCAA as:

“A dead period is that period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the member institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution’s campus.”

The dead period runs from June 27 to July 24.

Regardless, that didn’t stop Dino Babers and his staff from offering Parker Meese out of Parish Episcopal High School in Dallas.

Meese, in the Class of 2025, is a 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker. While he’s unrated by both 247Sports and Rivals, he has quite the offer list. Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, BYU, Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, and Virginia Tech have all extended offers.

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Josiah Brown

Brown, a 4-star recruit, is one prospect to keep an eye on. He already has a Syracuse offer and is currently ranked as the top prospect in New York for the Class of 2024 according to 247Sports. He previously visited Syracuse during April. Nick Monroe is his lead recruiter for the Orange.

Given the renewed emphasis Syracuse has put on New York players, Brown will be a high priority target for the Orange. But landing him will be a challenge. Besides his most recent offer from Georgia, Brown has Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, and West Virginia all after his commitment.

Mamadou Cissokho

Cissokho is an interesting recruit. A lineman from Senegal, he has yet to play a down of American football. But his size and athletic ability have some coaches intrigued. That includes Syracuse. Nick Monroe offered him back in early April. Unfortunately for the Orange, he committed to Liberty last week.


Moving to the hardwood, Syracuse recently offered small forward Tyler Betsey out of Windsor, CT. Betsey is a Class of 2024 prospect who attends the St. Thomas More School. He stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 175 pounds. He is currently unranked by both 247Sports and Rivals. His offer list includes Creighton, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Seton Hall, St. John’s, and TCU.

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