Nebraska DB Jaeden Gould commits to Syracuse as Duce Chestnut enters portal

Oct 29, 2022; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Dino Babers watches a play against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second quarter at JMA Wireless Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse landed a high-profile defensive back on Tuesday while losing another to the transfer portal.

The Orange received a commitment from Nebraska transfer DB Jaeden Gould on Tuesday afternoon. In his redshirt year, he appeared in one game, against No. 6 Oklahoma for the Cornhuskers and entered the transfer portal on Dec. 2.

As a 2022 four-star recruit from Bergen (NJ) Catholic, Gould was ranked the No. 261st recruit in the country and fielded offers from Alabama, Clemson, FSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and USC, among many others. He has four years of eligibility remaining.

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Gould is the third portal transfer in the past week to join the Orange. Richmond graduate transfer offensive lineman and Alabama graduate transfer defensive tackle Braylen Ingraham will also be joining SU in the fall.

But while Syracuse picked up a star defensive back, it also lost two other DBs in its two-deep to the portal in the past two days.

Shortly after Gould announced his commitment to SU, sophomore cornerback Duce Chestnut announced he was entering the portal.

In his two years with the Orange, Chestnut recorded 83 tackles and four interceptions, pairing with Garrett Williams to form an effective tandem. He was named an Honorable Mention All-ACC selection in 2022.

The Orange also lost reserve DB Jeremiah Wilson on Monday, who was on the two-deep chart as a freshman.

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