Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Nyair Graham, Tre McLeod, JP Estrella

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers addresses the media. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kicia Sears, The Juice Online.

When the curtain goes up on Syracuse’s 2022 campaign at home against Louisville on September 3, all eyes will be on the Orange’s aerial attack. Robert Anae takes over as offensive coordinator while Jason Beck is the new quarterbacks coach. There will also be plenty of other eyes on, and at, that game too.

The Syracuse coaching staff continues to send out invitations to the game to prospective recruits.

Marcus Reed

Reed is a Class of 2025 kid from Cicero-North Syracuse. His HUDFL profile lists him as a QB/OLB. He stands 6-foot-2 and is 170 pounds. Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has Reed in their database.

DaMien Littleton, Jr

Originally from Buffalo, Littleton recently announced he is reclassifying to the Class of 2023 and enrolling at Palmetto Prep Academy in South Carolina. Littleton lists himself as a 6-foot-1, 220-pound RB on his Twitter profile. Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has him in their database.

Darien Williams

Williams is local product who plays at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. A Class of 2025 recruit, Williams is a 5-foot-11, 150-pound wide receiver.

Jordan Rae

The Class of 2023 recruit is a teammate of Williams at CBA-Syracuse. The quarterback prospect is 6-feet tall and weighs 185 pounds. Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has him in their database.

Daniel Adefolarin

Adefolarin is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end out of Neumann Goretti in Philadelphia. He is listed but unranked by both 247Sports and Rivals. Temple has offered the Class of 2025 recruit according to 247Sports.

Tre Mcleod

A member of the Class of 2024, McLeod is ranked a 4-star running recruit by both 247Sports and Rivals. Out of Wyncote, PA, he has offers from Syracuse, Boston College, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, and West Virginia.

Ibrahim Barry

Mentioned in last week’s Round Up, Barry recently announced he will commit in October, though he says his recruitment is still open. He previously listed a Top 8 that included the Orange.

Matthias Lighten

Lighten is a wide receiver/corner back in the Class of 2024 from New Jersey. He attends Moore Catholic High School on Staten Island. While he is invited to attend on September 3, his tweet appears to indicate he has a game that night and will not be attending.

Mohamed Gueye

Gueye is another Jersey kid in the Class of 2024. Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has him in their database. He lists himself as a 6-foot free safety/defensive back/wide receiver on his Twitter profile.

Jahyden Clark

Clark is a Class of 2025 recruit from Canisius High School. He is a 6-foot, 165-pound wide receiver. Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has him in their database.

Jaylin Johnson

From Dunnellon, FL, the Class of 2023 prospect plays left tackle and defensive end. Johnson is 6-foot-4 and weighs 265 pounds according to his 247Sports profile. He is currently unranked. Rivals has yet to list him. Syracuse is Johnson’s lone offer according to 247Sports.

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Nyair Graham

If this name sounds familiar, it should. Graham is a linebacker who played high school football in Camden. So yes, that makes him a FODC – Friend of Duce Chestnut.

Syracuse recruited the Class of 2022 prospect hard initially. But Graham committed to Maryland in December 2020 before decommitting from the Terps at the end of August 2021.

Graham recently tweeted that he is reclassifying to the Class of 2023 and will be attending St Thomas More in Connecticut. He also tweeted that he’s been invited to Syracuse’s opener against Louisville. Interestingly enough, he put “Camden back to Cuse?” in that tweet.

Moving to the hardwood, JP Estrella set a commitment date of September 2. The 4-star center took an official visit to Syracuse two weeks ago. Along with He is set to choose between Syracuse, Iowa, and Tennessee.

Lastly, former Orange defensive back Trill Williams suffered a season-ending ACL tear over the weekend in Miami’s preseason game against Tampa Bay. Williams was entering his second NFL season after making the Dolphins last year as an undrafted free agent.

Williams was reportedly having a strong camp and looking to be in line for a regular role with Miami’s secondary. Here’s hoping Trill makes a speedy recovery.

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