Syracuse Football: Orange makes the top 10 for talented offensive lineman

Syracuse football (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Consensus three-star offensive lineman Naquil Betrand gave a verbal commitment to Colorado in March, but other college teams, including Syracuse football, have offered him scholarships since that time.

Listed at 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds on the 247Sports Web site, the stellar 2023 prospect took to Twitter this week to reveal a top 10 that includes the Orange, along with Texas A&M, defending national champion Georgia, Kentucky, Auburn, Colorado, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Maryland and Boston College.

The ‘Cuse coaching staff offered Betrand in April, and I’ve seen some media reports that speak to him eyeing an official visit to the Hill from June 17 to June 19.

He’s also recently made an unofficial visit to the Orange, which occurred in May, according to a piece from SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister.

Syracuse football seems to be firmly in the mix for three-star offensive lineman Naquil Betrand.

Betrand is a rising senior at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. According to recruiting services, he has received more than 20 offers, from other groups such as Penn State, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Washington, Temple and Appalachian State.

As far as his rankings go, ESPN places Betrand as the No. 38 offensive tackle across the country in the 2023 class. At this position, arranges him at No. 73 nationally.

At the time of this writing, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rated Betrand at No. 846 overall, No. 73 at offensive tackle and No. 20 in Pennsylvania.

The other industry-generated recruiting service, the On3 Consensus, had him at No. 822 nationwide, No. 57 at offensive tackle and No. 20 in Pennsylvania.

The On3 recruiting Web site puts Betrand as the No. 70 offensive tackle and the No. 18 prospect coming out of Pennsylvania.

Last but not least, the 247Sports recruiting service ranks him as the No. 110 offensive tackle and the No. 28 player in Pennsylvania within his cycle.

Obviously, there are some heavyweight programs on Betrand’s top-10 list, such as Georgia, Texas A&M and Cincinnati, which made the College Football Playoff during the most recent season.

"However, Betrand has spoken highly of the ‘Cuse, saying in part to McAllister in the story, “Syracuse got a big shot, I’m not going to lie to you.”"

We’ll of course continue to track Betrand’s recruiting process moving forward.

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