Instant Juice: JUCO OL Lysander Moeolo commits to Syracuse football

Dino Babers speaks to the media. Courtesy: CUSE TV.

A quick take on JUCO OL Lysander Moeolo committing to Syracuse:

WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse received a commitment from Lysander Moeolo, an offensive lineman from Navarro (TX) College. Moeolo was originally a three-star recruit in the 2021 cycle from Lacey, WA, and was the 168th rated offensive tackle in his class. He is listed at 6 foot 6, and 330 pounds on the Navarro website. The Orange had offered Moeolo on Oct. 7.

ANALYSIS: Moeolo joins Massachusetts offensive lineman Jayden Bass as the other OL commit in the 2023 cycle. He is the ninth commit in the class, joining fellow Syracuse commits Zyian Moultrie-Goddard, Jalil SmithDavid ClementRashard PerryMuwaffaq ParkmanBryce Cohoon and LaNorris Sellers.

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HERO: Moeolo addresses an area of need in the 2023 class. Though the Orange needs to be more selective with its class given the 2020 COVID eligibility rules, the versatile Moeolo can play a variety of positions on the offensive line and has the requisite size to compete in the ACC right away.

ZERO: Moeolo selected Syracuse over offers from Hawaii, North Alabama, Colorado State, Western Kentucky and Fresno State, among others. He had originally committed to Nevada in 2021.

WHAT’S NEXT: Other offensive linemen to keep in mind as the early signing period approaches includes Naquil Betrand, currently committed to Texas A&M and Isaiah Jatta, another JUCO from Snow (UT) College. The Orange may also attempt to flip defensive lineman and Florida commit Will Norman and Boston College defensive back Kahlil Ali, who was on hand for Syracuse’s game against Notre Dame this past weekend.

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