Syracuse Football: SU with big analyst buzz for 4-star Texas A&M transfer

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Syracuse football is trending for four-star transfer Fadil Diggs, who is a top-flight defensive lineman from Southeastern Conference member Texas A&M.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Diggs, a junior with the Aggies, recently entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to media reports and recruiting services.

On Monday, top national analyst Steve Wiltfong, the director of recruiting for 247Sports, logged a prediction in the Orange’s direction for Diggs. Additionally, the ‘Cuse is receiving heavy buzz for Diggs on the On3 Web site.

Texas A&M went 7-5 during the 2023 regular season and will play Big 12 Conference school Oklahoma State on December 27 at the Texas Bowl in Houston. Not too long ago, former Duke boss Mike Elko was named the new head coach of the Aggies, replacing Jimbo Fisher.

Syracuse football appears to be a significant contender for four-star Texas A&M transfer Fadil Diggs.

Both 247Sports and the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking rate Diggs as a four-star transfer. Nationally speaking on the transfer market, 247Sports places Diggs at No. 27 overall and No. 4 at edge.

The On3 Industry Ranking, meanwhile, had him at No. 24 across the country in its national transfer rankings when I wrote this column on Monday night.

As I noted in another recent article, On3’s Pete Nakos had reported that the ‘Cuse had “emerged as the school to watch for Texas A&M DL Fadil Diggs.”

In the recently completed 2023 regular season for Texas A&M, per ESPN, Diggs registered 36 total tackles, 22 solo tackles, four sacks and two passes defended.

He was a four-star prospect in the 2020 cycle coming out of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, N.J., which is now known as Eastside High School. In high school, Diggs was ranked a top-200 national prospect and a top-15 edge by several recruiting services, and he scored the 2019 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year award.

There are a few important connections to mention between Diggs and the new Syracuse football coaching staff. For one, the Orange’s new defensive coordinator, Elijah Robinson, is currently the interim head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Texas A&M.

Additionally, Robinson and new ‘Cuse head coach Fran Brown are long-time friends who grew up together in Camden. They both possess deep recruiting ties in the state of New Jersey and throughout the Northeast Corridor.

I recently discussed in a piece how Brown and Robinson are two of the top recruiters nationally in the 2024 class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

On the high school recruiting front, the Syracuse football coaching staff landed three verbal commitments on Sunday in the senior cycle. They were from three-star defensive end/tight end Jahide Lesaine Jr., who flipped from Kent State; three-star wide receiver Jaylan Hornsby, who flipped from Texas A&M; and four-star running back Yasin Willis, who flipped from Pittsburgh.

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