A quick take on 2023 OL Jayden Bass committing to Syracuse:
WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse received a commitment from Jayden Bass, an offensive lineman from Springfield (MA) Central, he announced on Twitter. Bass took his official visit in June after earning an offer from the Orange following his camp performance in early June. Bass holds a three-star ranking from 247 Sports and is rated the 13th prospect in Massachusetts. Syracuse’s 2023 class has expanded rapidly since June, and the group is now up to eight players.
ANALYSIS: Syracuse has focused heavily on the northeast in this recruiting cycle, and the results are certainly showing. Currently, Syracuse has four commitments from New York State (Zyian Moultrie-Goddard, Jalil Smith, David Clement and Rashard Perry), and another one from New Jersey (Muwaffaq Parkman), to go with Bass, who is from Massachusetts. Syracuse’s only commitments outside of the northeast as of right now are Kansas wide receiver Bryce Cohoon and South Carolina quarterback LaNorris Sellers.
HERO: Syracuse offensive line coach Mike Schmidt was the lead recruiter as the Orange picked up its first OL in the 2023 cycle. Schmidt and the rest of the staff moved quickly on Bass, who was only extended an offer on June 4.
ZERO: Bass selected Syracuse over offers from Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Marshall and Temple, among others. He also had an offer from Connecticut and took an official visit on the weekend of June 17.
— Jayden Bass (@jayden_bass) July 19, 2022
WHAT’S NEXT: 2023 running back Ike Daniels from Mountain (VA) View High will announce on July 22. Daniels officially visited Syracuse on the weekend of June 24, and listed SU in his top two with Hawaii. Syracuse is also in the top six for 2023 OL Naquil Betrand and he will announce his college decision on July 30. His final six schools are Georgia, Texas A&M, Syracuse, Auburn, Kentucky and Penn State.