New Syracuse football recruit is a 4-star, top-10 quarterback in his class

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Syracuse football coaches have thrown a scholarship offer out to an elite quarterback in the 2024 recruiting cycle.

Michael Van Buren, one of the top signal-callers in the sophomore class who plays in Baltimore, recently said via Twitter that he has received an offer from the Orange coaching staff.

Van Buren, listed at 6-foot and 180 pounds on the 247Sports Web site, is a sophomore at the Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore.

Not all of the primary recruiting services have unveiled national rankings for the 2024 class, but for those that have, Van Buren looks to be a consensus four-star prospect in this cycle.

Syracuse football will face tremendous competition for stellar QB Michael Van Buren.

While his recruiting process likely has a way to go, Van Buren has already fielded around 15 offers from a range of high-major programs, according to his bio on the 247Sports Web site, and the On3 Web site.

Multiple Atlantic Coast Conference squads have offered him, including Virginia Tech, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Louisville.

Looking beyond the ACC, there are some heavyweights in college football that have pledged an offer to Van Buren, including Alabama, Michigan and Penn State, along with other teams such as Ole Miss, Rutgers, West Virginia, Maryland, Arizona and Memphis.

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite, 247Sports and all rate Van Buren as four stars. On a national scale in his class, the 247Sports Composite places him at No. 126, followed by 247Sports at No. 139 and at No. 149.

At the quarterback position within the 2024 cycle, Van Buren is No. 10 across the country per the 247Sports Composite, No. 11 via 247Sports, and No. 11 according to

In the state of Maryland within his class, Van Buren is the No. 3 prospect per the 247Sports Composite, while 247Sports has him at No. 2 and puts Van Buren at No. 6 in Maryland.

I would imagine that Syracuse football will have a tall task in attempting to prevail in Van Buren’s recruitment, although I definitely credit Orange coaches for giving it a shot here.

Not too long ago, the ‘Cuse coaching staff offered another top-flight quarterback who is in the freshman cycle. Per his Twitter account, Syracuse football recently offered Stone Saunders, a 6-foot-2 quarterback in the 2025 class who goes to Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa.

Similar to Van Buren, Saunders also has a variety of impressive offers despite it being early on in his recruiting process.

Saunders was electrifying in his first campaign for Bishop McDevitt High School, earning a spot on the freshman All-America second team in the 2021 term, according to MaxPreps.

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