3 takeaways from February 2023 NLI Signing Day

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Syracuse had a relatively quiet day on February 2023 NLI Signing Day. Here are three takeaways from what happened:

1. Syracuse added a surprise wide receiver

On Saturday, Syracuse hosted a large group of recruits, and 2023 wide receiver Darrell Gill Jr. among the contingent. The Orange offered the speedy wide receiver (he runs a 4.4 40M) from Atascocita (TX) High and he made it official on Wednesday, signing his NLI. Gill’s offer list included Purdue and Washington State, and is Syracuse’s second wide receiver in the class, joining Kansas’ Bryce Cohoon.

2. Syracuse has its new long snapper

Fordham graduate transfer long snapper Tom Callahan was also in that group of visitors and he committed over the weekend. SU announced his signing on Wednesday, as well. Callahan, who has one year of eligibility remaining, figures to be a favorite to replace Aaron Bolinsky, who exhausted his eligibility following the 2022 season. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound long snapper started 23 games at Fordham.

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3. It was otherwise a quiet day

Syracuse didn’t make any other announcements in what was otherwise a quiet day. The early signing period in December has changed the complexion of the February NLI Day, with most recruiting classes mostly filled by the time February arrives. That said, Syracuse can sign players all the way up until Saturday, April 1, and could potentially try to fill its 2023 roster up until then.

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Rutger is a freelance writer and as a Syracuse native, has an affinity for all Syracuse University Athletics. From Donovan McNabb to Mike Powell, Rutger has seen greatness in many forms don an Orange uniform over the last 30 years. He covers all Syracuse athletics with a particular emphasis on football and recruiting.