Syracuse football gets solid grade from top analyst for summer recruiting

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It’s proven a busy summer for Syracuse football 2024 recruiting efforts, as the Orange secured 12 verbal commitments in this class in June and one so far in July.

Coupled with three verbal commitments in this cycle during the spring, the ‘Cuse presently has 16 pledges to date in its 2024 class.

Not too long ago, this Syracuse football 2024 cycle was rated inside the top 40 nationally, according to several recruiting services.

But as other teams have landed their own 2024 commitments more recently, the Orange’s rising-senior class is now just inside the top 50 across the country, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and

Adam Friedman, a national analyst with, recently published an article where he graded the summer recruiting efforts of every Atlantic Coast Conference squad, including the ‘Cuse.

Syracuse football receives a solid grade for its 2024 recruiting this summer from an expert.

Friedman has doled out a “B” to the Orange for its recruiting over the summer within the 2024 class. He gave an “A” to three ACC programs, with those being Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina.

"Here’s what Friedman had to say about Syracuse football in his piece. “Dino Babers and his staff are in the process of putting together a balanced recruiting class but so far they hold 11 commitments from defensive players and just five from offensive players. The good news for Syracuse is that most of their higher-rated commitments come from offensive players. … Tight end Jamie Tremble and offensive lineman Willie Goodacre are the highest-rated commitments in this class. All 16 of Syracuse’s commitments are three-star prospects but if the Orange don’t pick up some momentum they could be looking at another finish outside the top 50 of the team recruiting rankings.”"

While it’s true that all of the Orange’s 16 verbal commitments so far in the 2024 cycle are rated three stars according to, as I’ve noted in a couple of other recent columns, the ‘Cuse does have several four-star commits, per other recruiting services.

In updated 2024 national rankings from On3 that recently came out, Syracuse football quarterback commit Jakhari Williams arrived as four stars and within the top 300 around the country. He’s also four stars from the 247Sports Composite.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Williams, a talented dual-threat quarterback who verbally committed to the Orange in late June, is a rising senior at the First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, Ga.

In mid-June, wide receiver/tight end Jamie Tremble pledged to the Orange. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Tremble attends The Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners, Ga.

At the time of this writing, Tremble is ranked four stars and in the top 300 nationally, according to 247Sports, On3 and the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking.

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