Syracuse Football: Orange doles out offer to four-star, top-20 running back

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Syracuse football coaches keep on pledging scholarship offers to elite running backs in the 2023 recruiting cycle.

One of the latest offers to go out was to four-star Quinten Joyner, who is a junior at Manor High School in Manor, Texas. The 5-foot-10 Joyner disclosed his new offer from the Orange via his Twitter page.

Also recently, ‘Cuse coaches offered 2023 four-star running back Justice Haynes, who is a junior at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Ga.

The 5-foot-10 Haynes, who revealed his offer from Syracuse football via Twitter as well, is rated as four stars, No. 45 nationally, No. 3 at running back and No. 3 in Georgia within his class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

In February, the Orange offered 2023 five-star running back Rueben Owens ll, who is a junior at El Campo High School in El Campo, Texas. The 5-foot-11 Owens, rated as the No. 1 running back across the country in this cycle per some recruiting services, rushed for 2,989 yards and scored 46 rushing touchdowns during the 2021 stanza.

Syracuse football will face stiff competition for four-star RB Quinten Joyner.

Getting back to Joyner, he has obtained around 20 scholarship offers throughout his recruiting process, per his bio on the 247Sports Web site.

According to various recruiting Web sites, besides the ‘Cuse, Joyner’s offers include from Pittsburgh, Penn State, Oregon, Nebraska, TCU, Cincinnati, Southern California, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Louisville, Houston and Purdue.

At this juncture, I haven’t seen any predictions from national analysts or other recruiting insiders as to a potential collegiate destination for Joyner on the 247Sports Web site, the On3 Web site or

As far as 2023 national rankings are concerned, Joyner is four stars, No. 197 nationwide, No. 9 at running back and No. 36 in Texas, per

The On3 Consensus has Joyner as four stars as well, along with No. 277 overall, No. 19 at running back and No. 45 in Texas. The industry-generated 247Sports Composite rates Joyner as four stars, No. 245 nationwide, No. 14 at running back and No. 39 in Texas.

Within the 2023 recruiting class, he is viewed as the No. 8 running back according to 247Sports, and No. 12 at his position, per On3.

We will of course continue to follow the recruitments of Joyner, Haynes and Owens. It’s probably not all that likely Syracuse football will prevail for any of these top-flight running backs, but you never entirely know how these recruiting processes will ultimately pan out.

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