Jordan Marshall, a consensus four-star running back in the 2024 class who was offered by Syracuse football last fall, has trimmed his list of contenders still in the running to four finalists, according to media reports.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Marshall, an All-American during the recently completed 2022 stanza, is down to a top four of Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Tennessee. The Orange, naturally, didn’t make the cut, which is a bummer, but not too surprising to me.
While I’m not in Marshall’s inner circle, I didn’t get the sense that Syracuse football was a significant contender for the standout junior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati.
Throughout his recruitment, he has received around 30 offers from a range of high-major programs, according to recruiting services. The ‘Cuse coaching staff offered Marshall a scholarship in late September of 2022.
Syracuse football has been eliminated from contention for 2024 four-star RB Jordan Marshall.
All of the primary recruiting Web sites rate Marshall as a top-200 national prospect and a top-15 running back within the 2024 cycle. During the 2022 term for Archbishop Moeller, he rushed for 1,951 yards and 34 touchdowns.
Not too long ago, MaxPreps named Marshall to its 2022 All-America first team for the junior class. On3 has him as high as No. 45 overall and No. 4 at running back in his cycle.
It’s tough for the Orange to compete with collegiate heavyweights such as Ohio State, Michigan and Tennessee, although from a running back standpoint, the ‘Cuse can point to the recent success of former All-American Sean Tucker.
Rising sophomore LeQuint Allen Jr., by extension, is poised to take the reins from Tucker and have a strong tenure on the Hill.
As it pertains to the Orange and its 2024 recruiting cycle, the team recently held its Junior Day and has doled out offers to a variety of prospects in this class lately. To date, Syracuse football has two early verbal commitments in the 2024 class.
They are from wide receiver Syair Torrence out of Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse and running back Sam Cooper from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, Pa.
SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister first reported the news about Cooper giving a verbal pledge to the ‘Cuse.