Syracuse football with buzz for 4-star edge, top-250 prospect who will visit

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KingJoseph Edwards, a four-star edge and a top-250 national prospect in the 2024 class, plans to take an official visit to Syracuse football this coming weekend, and the Orange is garnering some analyst buzz for him on various recruiting Web sites.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Edwards, a standout defensive end/tight end at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Ga., reportedly has a final three of the ‘Cuse, Colorado and fellow Atlantic Coast Conference squad Florida State, per a recent report from Hayes Fawcett of On3. That article stated that Edwards is eyeing a commitment announcement on December 19.

Per his bio on the 247Sports Web site, Edwards picked up a scholarship offer from the Orange on December 4. According to 247Sports and other reports, he plans to officially visit Syracuse football this coming weekend, beginning on December 8.

When I wrote this column on Monday evening, I saw multiple analyst projections in the direction of the ‘Cuse between the 247Sports Web site, and the On3 Web site.

Syracuse football appears to be a big contender for 2024 four-star edge KingJoseph Edwards.

Per recruiting services and reports, Edwards holds more than 30 scholarship offers from a wide range of high-major programs, including Alabama, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, N.C. State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Southern California, among others.

Camden, N.J., native Fran Brown on Monday was formally introduced as the next head coach of the ‘Cuse, replacing Dino Babers. Brown, most recently, has served as the defensive backs coach at Georgia, and numerous national pundits view him as the country’s No. 1 recruiter.

In a recent article from analyst Charles Kang of The Juice Online, Edwards said of the Orange, “With Fran as head coach the program will continue to improve. He was the top recruiter where I am from. He’s just an overall good dude.”

If Syracuse football were to ultimately land a commitment from Edwards, it would represent one of the highest-rated pledges for the ‘Cuse in recent program history. On a national level within the 2024 class, has him at No. 230 overall.

Edwards checked in at No. 275 nationally via ESPN, No. 335 overall from the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and No. 354 nationwide from the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking when I penned this story.

Additionally, numerous recruiting services place Edwards as a top-35 edge across the country in the senior cycle.

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