Syracuse Football: Top analyst makes prediction for Orange 4-star recruit

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A top national recruiting analyst has logged a prediction for 2024 four-star athlete Willy Love from New Jersey, who holds a Syracuse football scholarship offer and has unofficially visited the Hill several times.

Not too long ago, 247Sports national analyst Brian Dohn projected that the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Love will ultimately commit to Big Ten Conference member Rutgers. Dohn assigned a medium confidence level to his prediction.

Love, who is a four-star, top-300 national prospect in the junior class per multiple recruiting services, is described as a defensive back/linebacker who attends Eastside High School in Camden, N.J.

The ‘Cuse coaching staff offered a scholarship to him in April of 2022. Throughout his recruitment, he has amassed around 20 offers from squads such as two-time defending national champion Georgia, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Boston College, Cincinnati, UConn, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, West Virginia, Texas A&M and Temple, among others.

Syracuse football 2024 four-star recruit Willy Love is a talented multi-positional athlete.

Per his bio on On3, Love has taken three unofficial visits to Rutgers, Penn State and the Orange. He has also unofficially visited both Georgia and Pittsburgh. Over at 247Sports, it says that Love has made an unofficial visit to Florida State.

In late April, he said via Twitter that he will take an official visit to Rutgers from June 9 to June 11. In interviews, Love has spoken highly of the Syracuse football program, saying he has had solid interest in the ‘Cuse.

Love is cousins with defensive back Duce Chestnut, who played seasons for the Orange but has since transferred to Southeastern Conference squad LSU.

One of his Love’s Eastside teammates is 2024 three-star linebacker Fatim Diggs, who recently disclosed a top five of Syracuse football, Maryland, West Virginia, Ole Miss and Penn State. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Diggs has said to SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister that he plans to take an official visit to the ‘Cuse.

When I penned this column, ESPN had Love as the No. 173 overall prospect in the 2024 cycle, along with the No. 14 outside linebacker and the No. 4 player in New Jersey.

Both the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking placed Love inside the top 300 across the country in his class.

I’ll certainly continue to monitor if other analyst predictions arrive in Love’s recruitment, whether in the direction of the Scarlet Knights or another one of his suitors.

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