2024 running back Ohifame Ijeboi says Syracuse is ‘at the top of my list’

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2024 Ohifame Ijeboi is a jack of all trades.

For starters, Ijeboi works hard in the classroom, and holds a 3.7 GPA. He’s also a versatile athlete, starring in football, basketball and track at Penn Charter in Pennsylvania.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Penn Charter (PA) athlete was named First Team All-Eastern PA as a running back, and took a visit to Syracuse this past weekend.

“The visit went great,” Ijeboi said in an interview with The Juice Online. “I went with my family and my little brother came so it was a good feeling being able to show him what a college facility looks like and being around the coaches made Syracuse feel like home.”

Ijeboi met primarily with wide receivers coach Mike Johnson and running backs coach Mike Lynch. Johnson told Ijeboi that he would “fit right in at Syracuse.”

He also had a chance to tour campus and the facilities, and came away with a different perception of Syracuse.

“The visit did change the way I thought of Syracuse in a positive way,” he said. “I learned a lot about what being a RB is like at Syracuse and really liked the best man plays mentally they have. Also I think I’m a RB that can be an asset in the passing game, so hearing that Syracuse uses their RB regularly in the pass game is something I’m excited about.”

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Ijeboi is also excited about SU’s momentum. The Orange raced out to a 6-0 record in 2022, and qualified for a bowl for the first time since 2018.

“I really like what they are doing over at Syracuse,” Ijeboi said. “Coming off a bowl season I think they are heading in the right direction.”

Similarly, Ijeboi’s recruitment is starting to take off. Coaches have started to see Ijeboi’s potential, as he has a 40 inch vertical with great hands and speed.

He currently holds six Division I offers, including from the Ivy League.

“I would say UPenn is recruiting me the hardest right now,” Ijeboi said. “I don’t have one favorite school right now but Syracuse is definitely at the top of my list and can see myself playing there.”

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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.