Syracuse Football: Nebraska transfer, a 4-star DB, reportedly visiting ‘Cuse

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As we all expected, the transfer portal is already extremely active, and Syracuse football is seeing developments on both ends of the spectrum, with some Orange players opting to enter the portal while ‘Cuse coaches pursue guys leaving their existing teams.

In early December, Nebraska freshman defensive back Jaeden Gould said on Twitter that he was entering the portal, with four years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Gould, out of Somerset, N.J., has played in just one game as a true freshman for the Cornhuskers in the 2022 term and took a redshirt season, per the Nebraska athletics department Web site.

According to a report from national recruiting director Adam Gorney, Gould was planning to take a visit to the Orange this weekend.

Gorney writes that since entering the portal, Syracuse football, Maryland, Kansas State, UCLA and California are the “most active schools after” Gould, who was a highly rated, four-star prospect in the 2022 recruiting cycle.

Syracuse football coaches are targeting Nebraska freshman DB Jaeden Gould.

According to recruiting services, Gould received nearly 40 scholarship offers throughout his recruiting process, and those offers included heavyweight programs such as Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Southern California, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Penn State and Texas A&M.

Per the 247Sporrts Web site, Syracuse football offered Gould in April of 2020. His offer sheet has also included other Atlantic Coast Conference teams such as Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Prior to joining Nebraska, he was an elite player in New Jersey, suiting up for Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J. In the 2021 campaign, as a senior, Gould played a key role as Bergen Catholic won a state championship, finished at 12-0, and secured a No. 4 national ranking, according to Nebraska Athletics.

Multiple recruiting Web sites rated him as a top-300 national player in the 2022 cycle, including the industry-generated 247Sports Composite (No. 261), the industry-generated On3 Consensus (No. 294), and ESPN (No. 226).

In the 2022 class, the On3 Consensus placed him as the No. 28 safety. ESPN listed Gould as the No. 29 cornerback. He was the No. 31 cornerback from the 247Sports Composite, the No. 32 cornerback via, and the No. 36 cornerback, according to 247Sports.

Interestingly enough, as Syracuse football coaches pursue Gould, the team he may be leaving, Nebraska, just hired Orange defensive coordinator Tony White for the same position with the Cornhuskers.

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