Syracuse Football: SU doesn’t make cut for talented senior wide receiver

Three-star prospect Chance Fitzgerald from Tennessee, a talented wide receiver in the 2023 class, disclosed his top 12 via Twitter earlier this week, and Syracuse football wasn’t included.

List as 6-foot-3 and 184 pounds on the 247Sports Web site, Fitzgerald was offered a scholarship by the Orange on October 20, according to his Twitter page.

Fitzgerald’s top 12 includes a mix of high-major programs across several Power 5 conferences. Those making the cut were Michigan, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Houston, Auburn, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Iowa, Oklahoma State and Minnesota.

He is a senior at Nolensville High School in Nolensville, Tenn., which is not far from Nashville. The 247Sports Web site says that Fitzgerald has picked up 37 offers throughout his recruiting process.

Syracuse football didn’t make the top 12 for 2023 three-star WR Chance Fitzgerald.

Several recruiting services rate Fitzgerald as three stars. He is the No. 49 wide receiver and the No. 11 player in Tennessee within the senior cycle, per 247Sports.

Rivals.com places Fitzgerald as the No. 72 wide receiver and the No. 23 prospect out of Tennessee.

When I penned this column, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite ranked him at No. 504 overall, No. 67 at his position and No. 15 in Tennessee.

Allen Trieu, a recruiting analyst with 247Sports, posted an evaluation of Fitzgerald earlier this month. Trieu wrote in part that Fitzgerald “projects as a good all-around Power Five receiver who will have some of the pre-requisite tools to play beyond college.”

The 247Sports expert says that Fitzgerald has above-average size and speed, adding that the 2023 wide receiver remains “in development as far as positional polish and route running, but trajectory is headed up at a fast rate.”

Fitzgerald certainly has some big-time suitors in his top 12, and it’s a bummer that the ‘Cuse is no longer in contention for him. That being said, Syracuse football does have 10 commitments so far in the 2023 class, including one prospect at wide receiver.

At the end of June, three-star WR Bryce Cohoon verbally committed to the Orange. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Cohoon is a senior at Maize High School in Maize, Kan.

At the time of this writing, the 247Sports Composite rated Cohoon as No. 1,516 nationally in the 2023 cycle, No. 225 at wide receiver and No. 14 in Kansas.