Syracuse football in Nyair Graham top 5, Duce Chestnut response great

Syracuse football will find out later this week if it will secure 2022 three-star LB Nyair Graham.

Nyair Graham and Duce Chestnut are high-school teammates in New Jersey, and hopefully they will remain colleagues on the Hill for Syracuse football.

Graham, a 2022 three-star prospect and top-40 linebacker nationally in this cycle, has revealed a top five of the Orange, Maryland, Penn State, Miami and Nebraska, he disclosed on Twitter.

What’s more, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Graham has moved up his decision date from June 7, 2021, to this Saturday, Dec. 5. That is also the same day that the ‘Cuse travels to No. 2 Notre Dame in the Syracuse football 2020 season finale.

Graham, throughout his recruiting process, received a slew of high-major scholarship offers, so for the Orange to become one of his five finalists is certainly an encouraging sign.

Whether he commits to the ‘Cuse is another story, though, because Syracuse football has some big-time Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten Conference competition for Graham’s services.

Both Graham and Chestnut attend Camden High School in Camden, N.J., where Graham is a junior and Chestnut is a senior. A four-star prospect and top-30 cornerback overall in the 2021 class per Rivals.com, Chestnut pledged to the Orange back in early August.

Syracuse football is in the top five for 2022 three-star linebacker Nyair Graham, who will announce on Saturday.

Once Graham disclosed his five finalists, including the ‘Cuse, Chestnut tweeted a response of, “I got an orangey feeling about this one.” You got to love this.

I would imagine the fact that Chestnut and Graham are high-school teammates can only help the Orange’s chances with Graham, but it definitely doesn’t guarantee that he will select Syracuse football.

If Graham does pick the ‘Cuse, it would prove the team’s first commitment in the 2022 recruiting cycle. Rivals.com places Graham as the No. 13 inside linebacker and the No. 11 prospect in the state of New Jersey within the 2022 class.

The 247Sports Composite has him as the No. 421 overall player in this cycle, the No. 31 outside linebacker and the No. 13 prospect in New Jersey.

My fingers are crossed that Syracuse football lands the talented Graham. Work your magic, Duce!