2023 WR Justin Denson enjoys ‘electric’ atmosphere at Syracuse

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2023 La Salle (RI) Academy wide receiver Justin Denson was part of a contingent of recruits on hand to see Syracuse’s dominant 59-0 win over Wagner on Saturday, and came away with a great impression of the Orange.

“I had a pretty fun time,” Denson said in an interview with The Juice Online. “I saw how dominant of a team they were and how fundamentally sound they were, even while up big.”

The Orange raced out to a 49-0 at halftime, as SU scored touchdowns on its first six possessions of the game, and also added a defensive touchdown on a pick-6 from defensive back Deuce Chestnut.

That allowed SU to improve to 5-0 on the season for the first time since 1987, and will likely boost their rankings (25th in USA Today/30th in AP) heading into its bye week.

Even though the Orange was heavily favored and the decision was never really in doubt, Denson still thought highly of the JMA Wireless Dome crowd.

“It was pretty electric,” Denson said, “even though it was a game they knew they were going to win.”

Denson currently holds offers from Rhode Island and Sacred Heart, and has drawn interest from Rutgers, Boston College and USC among others.

It’s easy to see why, as Denson is a two-sport star, also running track, and has recorded a 4.51 40M time.

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That kind of speed has caught the eye of Syracuse wide receivers coach Michael Johnson. Denson got to meet with him and the SU staff during the visit, and they impressed the culture and tradition of the SU program upon him.

“It was great speaking with him,” Denson said. “Very experienced and knowledgeable guy. The recruiting staff was great and showed a lot of what Syracuse has to offer. It’s not a four-year relationship. It’s 40.”

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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.