2023 QB LaNorris Sellers flips from Syracuse to South Carolina

Nov 27, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Dino Babers speaks to reporters following SU's 31-14 loss against the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Judy Salamone/The Juice Online.

Syracuse lost the crown jewel of its 2023 class on Friday, as quarterback LaNorris Sellers flipped his commitment from the Orange to South Carolina.

Sellers had been committed to the Orange since June, but his relationship with current Syracuse offensive coordinator Jason Beck extended longer than that.

Beck initially recruited Sellers when he was quarterbacks coach at Virginia, where Sellers originally committed. But when Beck and Robert Anae left Virginia for Syracuse, Sellers flipped his commitment and followed Beck to Central New York. But the relationship between the two couldn’t overcome Sellers’ desire to stay home.

South Carolina offered Sellers late in the cycle in October, and made a furious push for the four-star signal caller from South Florence, SC.

All signs pointed to Sellers flipping to South Carolina on Wednesday, the first day of the signing period. Initially, Sellers was planning on signing his letter and then announcing his decision on Friday.

But both South Carolina and Syracuse continued their overtures to Sellers, who delayed signing his letter until Friday’s announcement.

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Syracuse currently has four scholarship quarterbacks on its roster, with incumbent starter Garrett Shrader, and backups Justin Lamson, Carlos Del Rio-Wilson, and JaCobian Morgan.

It was the second recruit Syracuse lost in the last week, with offensive lineman Vincent Carroll-Jackson flipping his commitment to Nebraska on Wednesday.

The Orange announced the signings of 15 other high school players and five college transfers in the early signing period.

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