This article will be updated throughout the day with more news as it happens.
A quick take on Syracuse’s 2023 class on National Signing Day:
WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse received 20 National Letters of Intent on Wednesday from the following athletes:
- Jayden Bass, OL, Springfield, Ma.
- David Clement, TE, Albany, N.Y.
- Bryce Cohoon, WR, Wichata, Kansas
- Ike Daniels, RB, Stafford, Va.
- Ty Gordon, DL, Gainsville, Va.
- Josiah Jeffery, LB, Greenwood, S.C.
- Lysander Moeolo, OL, Viatogi, American Samoa
- Zyian Moultrie-Goddard, LB, Bronx, N.Y.
- David Omopariola, DL, Baltimore, Md.
- Muwaffaq Parkman, RB, Newark, N.J.
- Rashard Perry, DL, Buffalo, N.Y.
- J’Onre Reed, OL, Houston, Texas
- Lonnie Rice, LB, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Jalil Smith, DL, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Trevion Mack, OL, Moundsview, Minn.
- Jayden Bellamy, DB, Notre Dame (transfer)
- Jaeden Gould, DB, Nebraska (transfer)
- Joe More, OL, Richmond (transfer)
- Braylen Ingraham, DL, Alabama (transfer)
- Jack Stonehouse, P, Missouri (transfer)
- There are two noticeable names not on the list above. The first name is South Carolina quarterback LaNorris Sellers, who has been committed to Syracuse since June. He was offered late in the cycle by South Carolina, and the Gamecocks have been pushing hard to land the four-star signal caller. Sellers and delayed signing his NLI on Wednesday, and instead, he’ll announce his decision on Friday, according to multiple reports.
- The second name is Pennsylvania offensive lineman Vincent Carroll-Jackson, who committed to Syracuse earlier in December. He took an official visit to Nebraska over the weekend, and in a 3 p.m. ceremony, made the flip official. The three-star prospect and No. 17 rated player in Pennsylvania, according to Rivals.com, will follow former SU defensive coordinator Tony White to the Cornhuskers.
- Two names that were not on the original 2023 class list are Trevion Mack and Josiah Jeffery. Mack had been committed to Northern Illinois since August, but the Orange got him on an official visit over the weekend, and that led to a flip in his commitment. Syracuse was his only Power 5 offer. Earlier in the day, Jeffery signed with Syracuse as well, selecting the Orange over offers from App. State and Coastal Carolina.
- The Orange also signed transfer punter Jack Stonehouse from Missouri. The redshirt freshman punted 47 times for a 42.3 yard average and has three years of eligibility remaining. Syracuse now has three scholarship punters with Stonehouse, as he joins Max Von Marburg, the incumbent starter, and James Williams.
- The class shows where Syracuse is prioritizing its efforts. Of the 20 signees, half are either offensive or defensive linemen. The Orange had depth issues in both units this season, and made it a priority to address it in its recruiting. “We wanted to load up and change our bodies,” Dino Babers said at his press conference. “We wanted to change some of the seats to double-wide in this theater.”
- There is also a geographic emphasis on New York, with nine players with some connection to the Empire State. “The State of New York is really showing off,” Babers said.