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Syracuse football in top 10 for 4-star WR, but will Orange land official visit?

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Last month, Syracuse football made the top 10 for one of the top wide receivers in the rising-senior class, although the Orange’s competition is pretty darn intense.

Consensus four-star wide receiver Tyler Williams said via Twitter in May that his 10 finalists were the ‘Cuse, along with Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Southern California and USF.

I’m sure that many of my fellow Orange fans, in perusing this list, would prognosticate that Syracuse football is likely a huge long shot to win out for the 6-foot-5, 190-pound Williams. I totally understand that sort of sentiment.

Still, I did find it encouraging that the ‘Cuse at least made his top 10. The talented 2023 prospect, who also plays basketball, attends Lakeland Senior High School in Lakeland, Fla., and Williams received a ‘Cuse scholarship offer in November of 2021, according to recruiting services.

Syracuse football four-star recruit Tyler Williams is mapping out official visits.

According to his bio on the 247Sports Web site, Williams recently made an official visit to Atlantic Coast Conference heavyweight Clemson.

Looking ahead, per 247Sports, Williams has other official visits planned to Georgia on June 10, South Carolina on June 14 and Texas A&M on June 24.

It’s worth noting that Texas A&M only recently offered Williams, as did Auburn, according to recruiting services.

I’m not an analyst nor in Williams’ inner circle, however, if he doesn’t end up taking an official visit to the Hill, I can’t envision the Orange prevailing in his recruitment.

Most of the primary recruiting services rate him as a top-250 national prospect in his class, as well as a top-35 wide receiver in this cycle.

Rivals.com, just in the past few days, updated its 2023 national ratings, and Williams fell 23 spots, to No. 216 nationwide. He’s also No. 32 at wide receiver and No. 35 in Florida, per Rivals.com.

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite, when I penned this piece, put Williams at No. 147 overall, No. 24 at wide receiver and No. 28 in Florida.

Another industry-generated recruiting service, the On3 Consensus, rated him at No. 146 across the country, No. 25 at wide receiver and No. 30 in Florida.

ESPN places Williams at No. 162 overall, No. 25 at wide receiver and No. 34 in Florida.

The On3 recruiting service appears to be the most bullish on Williams, at least for the time being, with his national ranking at No. 55, along with No. 10 at wide receiver and No. 12 in Florida.

Syracuse football fans, I wouldn’t get your hopes up that Williams will don an Orange uniform down the road, but we’ll certainly continue to monitor his recruiting process moving forward.

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