2026 ATH Javian Mallory recaps Syracuse offer: ‘It felt good’

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ATH Javian Mallory is one of the top 2026 recruits in Florida.

He rushed for 499 yards and finished with 10 total touchdowns as a running back and added 14 tackles as a defensive back in his freshman year for West Boca Raton (Fla.) High. He was honored as a MaxPreps Freshman All-American.

Syracuse offered him on Friday and Mallory looks forward to learning more about SU.

“It felt good receiving an offer from Syracuse, knowing the coaching staff has interest in me and wants to build a connection with me as a freshman is definitely a good feeling,” Mallory said in an interview with The Juice Online. “I don’t know to much about Syracuse, but as I continue to progress in the recruiting process and take a trip up there I feel like it could be a place I can call home.”

When Mallory eventually makes his decision, he’s looking for a good education and a coaching staff that can prepare him for the next level.

The other schools to have offered so far are Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Louisville, USF, FIU, and Indiana.

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“So far I don’t have any favorites, it’s still early though as well,” Mallory said. “Oregon and Tennessee are up there for recruiting me the hardest.”

For now, schools are recruiting him as an athlete.

“Right now it’s hard to tell because I love scoring touchdowns and I love punishing the ball carrier, time will tell,” Mallory said. “The way I see my body growing I’ll probably be playing on the offensive side of the ball at the next level.”

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.