Syracuse football is focused on the offensive line with its 2021 class, and OT Christopher Adams has put the Orange in his top six.
Syracuse football already has landed numerous offensive linemen in its 2021 class, which is definitely welcomed, and the Orange may prove in line to possibly pick up three-star offensive tackle Christopher Adams.
Adams, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound senior who attends South Hagerstown High School in Hagerstown, Md., took to Twitter to reveal his half-dozen finalists.
Those groups still in contention are Syracuse football, along with fellow Atlantic Coast Conference teams Duke and Virginia Tech, as well as Florida International University, James Madison and Old Dominion.
Adams says that he will announce his collegiate destination on Oct. 9, which is his birthday. At this juncture, I’m not seeing any predictions by recruiting analysts on the 247Sports Web site or Rivals.com, although his bio on 247sports.com lists the ‘Cuse and the Hokies as “warm.”
According to a review of the primary recruiting services, Adams holds about a dozen scholarship offers. Other squads that had offered him, but are no longer in the running, include Buffalo, Massachusetts, Stony Brook and Towson.
Given his finalists, my gut tells me that Syracuse football has an excellent shot at winning the recruiting battle over Adams, who is rated as a three-star player by 247Sports and Rivals.com.
Christopher Adams, a three-star offensive tackle, could further bolster the Syracuse football 2021 recruiting cycle.
As Adams weighs his decision, the Orange on Monday night obtained a monster pledge from 2021 offensive tackle Enrique Cruz. The 6-foot-5, 252-pound Cruz, a senior at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Ill., is one of the highest-rated recruits in the ‘Cuse 2021 class.
Per 247Sports, he is a four-star player, No. 202 overall within the 2021 recruiting cycle, No. 23 at offensive tackle and No. 4 in the state of Illinois.
With Cruz on board, the Syracuse football 2021 class has 20 commitments, with 11 of them offensive players, and the remaining nine on defense. Additionally, in this recruiting cycle, five are offensive linemen, according to a report by Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com.
That is encouraging, particularly after the Orange on Monday disclosed its first depth chart of the 2020 campaign. A separate article by Bailey noted that “injuries along the front five will limit the unit early in the season,” according to head coach Dino Babers.
Syracuse football is finding positive recruiting success on the offensive line in its 2021 class, and Adams would make a solid extension.