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Syracuse football misses out on 4-star wide receiver, top-450 prospect

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Four-star Jason Robinson Jr. from California, who officially visited the Hill earlier this month and has spoken highly of the Syracuse football program, is staying on the west coast for college.

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Robinson, who is a top-60 wide receiver and a top-450 national prospect in the 2024 recruiting cycle, said on Twitter that he has verbally committed to Washington out of the Pac-12 Conference.

Robinson, a standout at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif., made an official visit to the Huskies from June 22 to June 24, he said on social media. It’s certainly understandable that he has chosen Washington, given that he hails from California.

The Huskies, a season ago, went 11-2 overall, beat Texas in a bowl game and finished the 2022 campaign ranked No. 8 nationwide in both the Associated Press and the Coaches top-25 polls.

Syracuse football was in the hunt for 2024 four-star wide receiver Jason Robinson Jr.

In recent weeks, the Orange has picked up numerous verbal commitments out of the rising-senior cycle, including from 2024 four-star wide receiver/tight end Jamie Tremble out of the Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners, Ga.

But the ‘Cuse, unfortunately, didn’t land a commitment from Robinson, who received a Syracuse football scholarship offer this past February.

Robinson went on an unofficial visit to Central New York in mid-April and then took an official visit to the Orange campus on June 9. Based on interviews that he has given in recent months, Robinson appeared to have high interest in the ‘Cuse, and he has developed a strong relationship with Syracuse football wide receivers coach Mike Johnson.

In mid-May, Robinson disclosed a top 10 of the Orange, Utah, Notre Dame, Colorado, Florida State, Pittsburgh, California, Penn State, Washington and Southern California. He had previously given a verbal commitment to USC, but in February of this year, Robinson de-committed from the Trojans and reopened his recruitment.

In total, per recruiting Web sites, he has amassed nearly 30 offers. His offer sheet, besides Syracuse football, included two-time defending national champion Georgia, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Cincinnati, Colorado, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, TCU, USC, Utah, Washington State, Penn State and Washington, among others.

When I penned this column, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite had Robinson at No. 424 nationally, No. 62 at wide receiver and No. 35 in the talent-rich state of California. Over at 247Sports, he is the No. 55 wide receiver in the 2024 cycle.

Both ESPN and Rivals.com, at the time of this writing, rated Robinson as a top-60 wide receiver around the country in his class. I’m bummed that Jason isn’t coming to the ‘Cuse, but I’m wishing him nothing but success at Washington.

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