Hard to believe it, but this is our penultimate recruiting roundup before the start of the 2022 football season! Let’s get right to it as we get closer to the end of summer…
We start with 2024 four-star defensive back Kenneth Woseley from Imhotep (PA) Institute. Ranked 270th in his class and the 37th overall cornerback, he recently trimmed his list of schools down to 12, and the Orange made the cut. The other 11 schools are Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Penn State, Maryland, Wisconsin, Oregon, Michigan, Georgia, Rutgers, Michigan State, and Cincinnati.
Syracuse continues to recruit in the 2023 class, and recently offered 2023 EDGE Nnamdi Udeogu from Georgetown (MD) Preparatory School. The three-star prospect is ranked the 15th best prospect from Maryland, and holds offers from Rutgers and Vanderbilt, among others.
Louisville offensive lineman Kobe Baynes entered the transfer portal on Tuesday, and schools are beginning to line up for his services, including Syracuse. Baynes was part of the class of 2020, and didn’t appear at all in any games in his freshman year, and saw the field just once in 2021. He was expected to be a reserve right tackle on the two-deep chart for the Cardinals prior to his transfer. Kansas, Illinois, South Florida, Memphis and Bowling Green are among the schools to have offered since he entered the portal.
Syracuse will be hosting several recruits for their season opener against Louisville, and another name that will be on the list is 2023 wide receiver Clay Pender. The Barnwell (SC) High prospect currently holds an offer from Div. II Lane College.
Moving over to Syracuse basketball, priority target JP Estrella has set a commitment date of Sept. 2, and a new leader appears to have emerged. The Brewster Academy (NH) big man is rated the 54th best recruit in the class of 2023 by 247 Sports, and has whittled his list to Tennessee, Syracuse and Iowa. On Aug. 3, an Iowa recruiting analyst set a Crystal Ball for the Hawkeyes. But last week, Colby Giacubeno from 247’s InsiderMDSports put in a pick for Tennessee, the first of two CBs. He was joined by Rivals.com’s Travis Graf, who also predicted Estrella to the Volunteers.
The Orange appears to be out of the running for 2023 guard Elmarko Jackson. As recently as June, Jackson appeared interested in taking a visit to Syracuse, but when Jackson released his top 11 last week, SU was nowhere to be found. His school list now includes Kansas, Villanova, Michigan, UCLA, Texas, Maryland, VCU, Virginia, Louisville, Miami and Notre Dame. The South (CT) Kent prospect is ranked 68th in his class and a four-star recruit.