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Syracuse football remains in mix for 4-star athlete, No. 1 player in NY state

Syracuse football (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Four-star athlete Josiah Brown, who is rated as high as No. 50 nationally in the 2024 class, included Syracuse football when he recently disclosed his top 10.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Brown, regarded by virtually every primary recruiting service as the No. 1 prospect in New York state within the junior cycle, recently said via Twitter that his top 10 are the Orange, Michigan, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Nebraska, Miami, Duke, Penn State, Georgia and Rutgers.

Brown says that his recruitment remains 100 percent open. Since his top-10 reveal, he has landed newer scholarship offers from teams including Florida State and Liberty.

Obviously, it’s encouraging that Syracuse football made his top 10, but the competition for the ‘Cuse to prevail for Brown is ridiculously steep.

Georgia, for one, has won the last two College Football Playoff national titles. Michigan has made the CFP two seasons in a row. And in recent years, Notre Dame has reached the CFP on two occasions.

Syracuse football is still in the running for 2024 four-star athlete Josiah Brown.

Brown, who suits up at wide receiver and defensive back, is a standout junior for the Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville, N.Y.

According to recruiting services, he has received more than 20 offers in total. In April of 2022, the Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to Brown, who has also visited the ‘Cuse campus.

He is ranked the No. 1 player in New York state within the 2024 class by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, the industry-generated On3 Consensus, 247Sports, On3 and ESPN.

From a national perspective, On3 is the most bullish on Brown, placing him at No. 50 overall, followed by No. 80 at ESPN, No. 124 at 247Sports, No. 125 at the On3 Consensus, and No. 131 at the 247Sports Composite.

At athlete in the junior cycle, his rating ranges from No. 5 overall to No. 16 overall.

We’ll certainly continue to track Brown’s recruiting process. It’s understandable if many Syracuse football recruiting enthusiasts think that the Orange is a long shot for Brown, but hey, the ‘Cuse remains in the mix for this top-flight talent in the Empire State.

To date, Syracuse football has received two verbal commitments in the 2024 class. They are from three-star wide receiver Syair Torrence out of the Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, and athlete Sam Cooper with Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, Pa.

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