2023 lineman Steven Davis Jr. has Syracuse at No. 1 after visit

Steven Davis Jr.
Courtesy: Steven Davis Jr.

2023 North Schuylkill (PA) high lineman Steven Davis Jr. has a new leader in his recruitment following his visit to Syracuse for the Orange’s game against Notre Dame over the weekend.

“Syracuse is number 1 after that visit,” Davis said in an interview with The Juice Online. “If they were to offer, I would not hesitate to commit.”

Though the Orange lost to the Fighting Irish, 41-24, Davis raved about his time on The Hill after taking in the JMA Wireless Dome atmosphere.

“Being that it was my first time seeing a game int he Dome, it was awesome,” Davis said. “I loved how the fans stood up for every third down on defense. Very energetic.”

The loss dropped Syracuse to 6-2 on the season, but the Orange still maintained its top 25 ranking, checking in at No. 22 in the latest polls. It has boosted Syracuse’s national profile and also made an impression on Davis.

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“I think coach (Dino) Babers has turned Syracuse into a yearly contender,” Davis said. “Not only in the ACC, but the entire FBS.”

Davis is one of the key reasons why North Schuylkill is 8-2 overall and 8-1 in conference. They are the No. 1 seed for the playoffs, with Davis playing both defensive end and tackle.

Among the schools showing interest include Penn State, Seton Hill, Slippery Rock, Saint Francis, Villanova, Monmouth and Lafayette.

He also holds an offer from Wheeling.

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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.