Analysts project Syracuse football for 2021 four-star CB Duce Chestnut

Duce Chestnut, a 2021 four-star cornerback, has kept Syracuse football among his contenders and will reveal on Sunday.

Syracuse football has a solid 2021 recruiting class to date, and it’s looking entirely possible that the Orange may land its inaugural four-star prospect within that recruiting cycle, cornerback Duce Chestnut, this weekend.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Chestnut, a rising senior at Camden High School in Camden, N.J., unveiled a top five of Syracuse football, Michigan State, Louisville, Miami, and Rutgers.

Thus, Chestnut will end up choosing either a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference or the Big Ten Conference. He said on Twitter that he will commit on Aug. 2 at 4 pm EST, and some signs are pointing in a favorable direction for the ‘Cuse.

Four experts on the 247Sports Web site and two on Rivals.com have logged predictions for Syracuse football as it pertains to Chestnut, who in trimming his list to five squads eliminated Michigan, Ole Miss and Kansas. A little surprising that the Wolverines are no longer in contention.

Analyst projections are always an encouraging development, but by no means does it guarantee that Chestnut will select Syracuse football. It’s important to note, however, that he made a visit to the Hill before the novel coronavirus pandemic in essence halted in-person recruiting.

I penned a recent column in which Chestnut was quoted in a report as saying that the Orange “is very high on my list,” which led me to believe that he would keep the ‘Cuse in the running until the very end.

Syracuse football is in a great position to win the recruiting bout for 2021 four-star cornerback Duce Chestnut.

Chestnut has spoken about the fact that Syracuse football has a terrific existing secondary, including stars Trill Williams and Andre Cisco, who both could depart the program after their junior stanzas in favor of the professional ranks.

After Chestnut released his top-five crews, Cisco responded via Twitter, “Dont gotta say much lil bro!”

Nothing is a given until a high-school prospect makes his collegiate destination known, but for my money, I think that Chestnut will don an Orange uniform in roughly 12 months.

If he does, that will provide a huge boost to the Syracuse football 2021 class, which currently has 15 commitments and a whole host of three-star players. But Chestnut is on a different level.

Per Rivals.com, on a national basis in his recruiting cycle, Chestnut is No. 137 overall, No. 9 at his position and No. 4 in the state of New Jersey. The 247Sports Composite places Chestnut as the No. 325 prospect, the No. 23 cornerback, and the No. 6 player in New Jersey.