Syracuse Football: One of top offensive guards in 2023 to take official visit

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One of the best offensive linemen along the Northeast corridor will officially visit Syracuse football next month.

Eric King, a consensus three-star prospect in the 2023 class out of New Jersey, recently said on Twitter that he will travel to the Hill from June 24 to June 26, which to me is a highly encouraging development for the Orange coaching staff as it hopes to land this 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman.

King is a junior at the Saint Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, N.J. According to his bio on the 247Sports Web site, King picked up a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse in January of 2021.

Syracuse football appears to be in a good position with three-star OL Eric King.

Let’s take a look at King’s recruiting process to date. I looked at his bio on the primary recruiting Web sites, and his other offers include from Rutgers, Liberty, Temple, UMass, Buffalo, Kent State, Old Dominion and Delaware State.

His bio on says that King also has interest from fellow Atlantic Coast Conference squad Boston College. Per 247Sports, King took an unofficial visit to Rutgers last summer.

There are also some predictions in the direction of the Scarlet Knights for King on the 247Sports Web Site and, but those projections were made in August and September of last year.

On, King is rated as the No. 22 offensive guard and the No. 10 player in New Jersey within his class.

The 247Sports recruiting service places him as the No. 63 interior offensive lineman and the No. 14 prospect in New Jersey.

Over at On3, King checks in as the No. 93 interior offensive lineman and the No. 22 player in New Jersey.

The two industry-generated rankings that I usually rely on for the bulk of my recruiting articles are the 247Sports Composite and the On3 Consensus.

When I wrote this story, the 247Sports Composite rated King at No. 773 overall, No. 56 at interior offensive lineman and No. 12 in New Jersey.

The On3 Consensus, meanwhile, has King at No. 911 across the country, No. 95 at interior offensive lineman and No. 16 in New Jersey.

According to media reports, King was in attendance at the beginning of April when Syracuse football held its annual spring game.

I’m not a recruiting analyst, but King electing to take an official visit to Central New York certainly is a great sign for the Orange’s chances.

I get the sense that Rutgers could be a major suitor in his recruitment as well, so hopefully, King’s trip to the ‘Cuse next month goes splendidly.

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