Syracuse received a commitment from fast-rising 2023 offensive lineman Vincent Carroll-Jackson on Sunday, capping a whirlwind recruitment process for the Harrisburg (PA) Dauphin East prospect.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of the (Syracuse) family,” Carroll-Jackson said in an interview with The Juice Online.
After playing only one year of football, Carroll-Jackson saw his recruitment take off. In just the last few months, he picked up offers from SEC powers Florida and Georgia, and high-majors Nebraska, Colorado, Pitt and Rutgers.
Home is where the heart is. Happy to announce I am 100% committed to Syracuse University. I got a story to tell and I’m the author.. I’m ready to write this next chapter! @CuseFootball @CoachBabersCuse @coachdlee12 @DL_theHUNT @LanceDeane @EdOBrienCFB @SportsByBLinder pic.twitter.com/RzaRhmmc5B
— Vincent Carroll-Jackson (@Vincent48487) December 11, 2022
Originally, Carroll-Jackson had an official visit to Rutgers scheduled for next weekend, but has canceled that as a result of the commitment. He also met with Syracuse defensive line coach Chris Achuff for an at-home visit during the week.
One of his goals when he arrives at Syracuse is to help the team ‘win the ACC.’
Syracuse started 6-0 this season and climbed to No. 14 in the rankings, but ultimately dropped out after a five-game losing streak. But the Orange finished third in the competitive ACC Atlantic Division, and Carroll-Jackson wants to help SU continue that momentum.
“We have the potential,” he said. “It’s time to show it.”
Carroll-Jackson joins a large group of incoming offensive lineman, addressing an area of need for the Orange.
Syracuse also received three other offensive linemen commitments in this cycle, including from 2023 Massachusetts OL Jayden Bass, Richmond graduate transfer Joe More, and JUCO transfer Lysander Moeolo.
It’s an impressive feat for someone who only has a year of football under his belt.
“I may not have played as much as others,” Carroll-Jackson said. “But I feel like I’m just as talented, if not more.”