In 2022, Syracuse football scored several 4-star commits, and that rocks

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I recognize that the Syracuse football 2022 class isn’t highly rated by any means on a national scale, but my personal take is that this cycle for the Orange is quite solid. In fact, the team’s 2022 class has a couple of four-star prospects, and I like the sound of that.

The traditional National Signing Day took place on February 2. The ‘Cuse didn’t have a ton of developments occur that day, but the Orange did add three more high-school players, along with a promising transfer class of five.

All in all, per a recent press release on, Syracuse football in its 2022 cycle picked up those three incoming freshmen and five transfers, along with the 13 players that the Orange landed late last year during the early signing period.

Prior to the National Signing Day on February 2, as I noted in this column, the ‘Cuse 2022 class was No. 73 nationally and No. 13 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to the 247Sports Web site, as well as No. 73 across the country, per

Let’s take a look at some of the newer Syracuse football 2022 signees.

In a huge pick-up for the Orange, 2022 cornerback Greg Delaine flipped from Georgia Tech to Syracuse football. The 6-foot-1 Delaine, out of Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Fla., is rated four stars by ESPN, as well as a top-50 cornerback nationwide in the 2022 cycle. That’s a massive addition for the ‘Cuse.

The two other incoming freshmen who the Orange secured on the traditional National Signing Day were 2022 kicker Brady Denaburg and 2022 defensive lineman Kevin Jobity Jr.

The 6-foot Denaburg, from Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Fla., held other scholarship offers from teams such as Air Force and Rhode Island. He checked in at No. 12 in these national kicker rankings.

Jobity is an Empire State prospect who hails from the Buffalo area. The 6-foot-4 Jobity, who goes to Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga, N.Y., acquired more than 20 offers but ultimately decided on Syracuse football.

Between Delaine, 2022 defensive end Francois Nolton Jr. and cornerback Alijah Clark, a transfer from Rutgers, the Orange has three players in its 2022 class who were rated four stars by at least one recruiting service. I love that.

The 6-foot-4 Nolton, who picked the ‘Cuse over offers from heavyweights like Alabama, USC, Auburn and LSU, is already enrolled at SU and previously went to Miami Edison Senior High School. Per ESPN, he is four stars and the No. 30 defensive end in the 2022 class.

The 6-foot-2 Clark played his freshman year at Rutgers. Coming out of Camden High School in Camden, N.J., Clark was a four-star player in the 2021 class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. In that cycle, he was placed as the No. 143 prospect, the No. 10 cornerback and the No. 2 player in New Jersey.

When I penned this column, the Syracuse football 2022 class had received a slight boost in its national ranking on the 247Sports Web site, while its rating from was unchanged.

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