Syracuse football 2024 commit Syair Torrence, a local product from Central New York, recently jumped into the national rankings from the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Torrence, a consensus three-star wide receiver in the junior class, attends the Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse.
He is the younger brother of Syracuse basketball senior guard Symir Torrence. Last November, Syair Torrence gave a verbal commitment to the Orange, marking the team’s first pledge in its 2024 class.
More recently, in late January, Syracuse football also picked up a verbal commitment from 2024 athlete Sam Cooper. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Cooper is a junior at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, Pa.
While Cooper suits up at multiple positions in high school, SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister has said that the ‘Cuse coaching staff is recruiting Cooper as a running back.
Syracuse football 2024 commit Syair Torrence is climbing up in the national rankings.
When I penned this column, Torrence checked in at No. 523 nationally, No. 68 at wide receiver and No. 3 in New York within the junior cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The 247Sports recruiting service, meanwhile, places him as the No. 78 wide receiver and the No. 3 player in New York state.
Both ESPN and Rivals.com rate Torrence as three stars, but those recruiting Web sites don’t presently have him within their 2024 national ratings.
The On3 Industry Ranking has Torrence at No. 723 overall, No. 100 at wide receiver and No. 6 in New York within the junior class.
While Torrence isn’t nationally rated per the On3 recruiting service, On3 does rate him as the No. 77 wide receiver and the No. 4 prospect in New York within his cycle.
Syracuse football coaches offered a scholarship to Torrence in March of 2022, according to 247Sports. He also held an offer from Buffalo.
According to 247Sports, Rivals.com and On3, Torrence garnered interest from numerous other high-major programs. They included Notre Dame, LSU, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Michigan State, Boston College, West Virginia, Coastal Carolina, Army and Akron.
It’s awesome to see Torrence residing in the 2024 national rankings. And given that he has another season left in high school, he has an opportunity to rise up even further on a national scale.