Syracuse football has contacted 4-star, top-10 transfer, nation’s No. 1 OT

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Chase Bisontis, a freshman All-American at Texas A&M who is in the NCAA’s transfer portal, has heard from more than two dozen schools since entering the portal, including Syracuse football, according to a media report.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Bisontis hails from Ramsey, N.J., and the new Orange coaching staff has a lot of extensive recruiting connections in that state. The top-flight offensive tackle had a terrific freshman season with the Aggies out of the Southeastern Conference, and he is deemed as a top-10 transfer in national rankings from 247Sports.

On Saturday, On3 national recruiting expert Hayes Fawcett said in a post on X that the Orange was among 26 college squads that have contacted Bisontis.

That being said, in a separate X post on Saturday, the account Blue Bloods Bias stated that Bisontis’ four “most likely destinations” are Penn State, LSU, Michigan and Ohio State.

Per his bio on the 247Sports Web site, Bisontis received a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse coaching staff in July of 2020.

Syracuse football has reached out to elite offensive lineman Chase Bisontis.

In late November, Bisontis was named to the 2023 true freshman All-America team by Charles Power of On3. Texas A&M has a new head coach, as Duke’s Mike Elko was recently tabbed as the Aggies’ new boss, replacing Jimbo Fisher.

As I noted in a story on Saturday, On3’s Pete Nakos is reporting that the Orange is a school to watch for another Texas A&M transfer, Fadil Diggs, who is a junior defensive lineman and was a four-star prospect in the 2020 class out of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, N.J., which is now known as Eastside High School.

Bisontis, meanwhile, was a consensus four-star, top-75 overall player in the 2023 cycle out of the Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey. All of the primary recruiting services, within his class, rated Bisontis as a top-five interior offensive lineman (“IOL”) and the No. 1 prospect in New Jersey.

When I wrote this column on Sunday, 247Sports’ national transfer rankings placed Bisontis at No. 8 around the country and No. 1 at offensive tackle.

New Syracuse football head coach Fran Brown and new defensive coordinator Elijah Robinson are long-time friends who grew up together in Camden. Additionally, Robinson is coming to the Hill while most recently serving as the interim head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Texas A&M.

I’m getting the sense that the ‘Cuse is likely a long shot for Bisontis, but it’s still encouraging to see Syracuse football coaches showing interest in top-flight prospects, whether via the transfer portal or in high school recruiting.

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