Syracuse Football: Talented linebacker has ‘Cuse in top 5, eyes official visit

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Syracuse football has made the top five of 2024 three-star linebacker Fatim Diggs from New Jersey, and he said in a recent interview that he’s eyeing a potential official visit to the Hill at some point in the future.

Via Twitter, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Diggs recently said that his top five consists of the Orange,  Maryland, West Virginia, Ole Miss and Penn State.

In May of 2022, Syracuse football coaches offered a scholarship to Diggs. The month prior to that, in April of last year, he went on an unofficial visit to the ‘Cuse campus.

Diggs is a standout junior at Eastside High School in Camden, N.J. At the time of this writing, On3’s recruiting prediction machine had the ‘Cuse in the No. 3 position for Diggs, behind Temple and Penn State. Obviously, this is going to change, since Temple isn’t even among his five finalists.

Syracuse football remains in the hunt for 2024 three-star linebacker Fatim Diggs.

According to his bio on the MaxPreps Web site, during the 2022 season as a junior for Eastside, Diggs registered 25 solo tackles, 42 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss.

Per recruiting services and his Twitter page, Diggs’ full offer sheet has included Syracuse football, Boston College, Ole Miss, Penn State, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Temple, Charlotte and Long Island University.

Multiple recruiting Web sites rate him as a three-star prospect in the 2024 cycle. When I penned this column, 247Sports placed Diggs as the No. 131 linebacker and the No. 34 player in New Jersey.

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite, at the time of this writing, ranked him at No. 1,267 nationally, No. 120 at linebacker and No. 30 in New Jersey within the junior class.

In a recent interview with SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister, Diggs said that while he doesn’t have a date lined up, he does plan to take an official visit to the ‘Cuse.

As we noted in another recent column, 2024 three-star linebacker Jayden Brown will officially visit Syracuse football from June 16 to June 18, he said on Twitter.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Brown is a junior at the Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, N.J. He holds more than a dozen offers and picked up an Orange scholarship offer in late April of 2022.

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