Syracuse Football: ‘Cuse enters recruitment of talented 3-star edge rusher

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Syracuse football has gotten into the mix for a three-star defensive end in the junior class.

Jordan Mayer, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound prospect in the 2023 cycle, said via Twitter that the Orange coaching staff had recently offered him a scholarship.

On his Twitter page, Mayer says that he’s a multi-positional athlete, suiting up at both tight end and defensive end. Mayer attends Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills, Pa.

Most of the main recruiting services rate him as a three-star player in this cycle, and Mayer does possess multiple national rankings in the 2023 class.

Let’s look at the recruitment of Syracuse football 2023 target Jordan Mayer.

His bio on some recruiting Web sites notes that Mayer is from Clairton, Pa., which is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

In looking at the primary recruiting services, it appears that Mayer holds more than 20 scholarship offers at this juncture, as well as interest from several other college teams.

Besides the Orange, he has received offers from squads including Wisconsin, West Virginia, Boston College, Rutgers, Duke, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Buffalo and Temple, among others.

Furthermore, recruiting services say that Mayer is garnering interest from teams such as Penn State, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Nebraska.

Analyst “buzz” on the 247Sports Web site, the On3 Web site and seems to center on Wisconsin out of the Big Ten Conference in Mayer’s recruitment, at least for now.

As far as rankings go, at the time that I penned this column, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite had placed Mayer at No. 825 nationally in the 2023 cycle, as well as No. 63 at the edge and No. 24 in Pennsylvania.

The 247Sports recruiting service, meanwhile, rates him as the No. 50 edge in 2023 and the No. 16 prospect in Pennsylvania. has Mayer at three stars, while I’m not seeing any rankings for him via ESPN at this juncture.

On3 rates Mayer at No. 68 on the edge, as well as No. 17 in Pennsylvania.

Last but not least, when I write this article, Mayer was ranked No. 998 overall, No. 77 at the edge and No. 24 in Pennsylvania, according to the On3 Consensus.

I’m glad to see the Syracuse football coaching staff offer Jordan Mayer, and we’ll certainly continue to track his recruitment moving forward.

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