Syracuse Football Recruiting: Orange Pick up Two Running Back Commits

The Syracuse football team is doing well on the field and off the field. Here are two of the new recruits that Dino Babers has brought in.

The Syracuse football team received some great news over this bye week. The Orange have a glaring need at running back.  Both Amba Etta-Tawo and Brisly Estime will graduate at the end of the year. As a result, there’s a chance you could see Moe Neal and maybe Dontae Strickland move to receiver. Jordan Fredricks showed signs as a freshman, but is buried on the depth chart. Dino Babers and staff needed some running backs in the class of 2017.

Syracuse has received a commitment from Allen Stritzinger, a RB/DB from Michigan. Stritzinger has said he wants to play running back, but it is unclear where the staff will use him. Stritzinger is a bit undersized, weighing only 180-pounds. Babers and his staff prefer big backs that can run through the tackles and break tacklers. The staff offered two big running backs out of the Sunshine state and picked up a commit from both of them.

Markenzy Pierre committed to Syracuse this past Saturday. Pierre was committed to Western Kentucky, a team that also runs a high powered offense. The Osceola, Florida native plays in the second highest class in state football. The 5-11 220-pound running back also received offers from Eastern Carolina and Memphis. Last season, Pierre rushed for 1,677 yards and 19 touchdowns. Pierre brings a physical style of football and a guy that will put his head down and gain positive yardage. Pierre’s film can be found below:

BJ Daniels is the next running back from the Sunshine state to pledge his commitment to Syracuse. Daniels is from Melbourne, Florida and received offers from the likes of Colorado St, Maryland, and South Florida. Daniels is a slightly higher rated prospect than Pierre, but it now is unlikely that the Orange look for another running back in this class. Much like Pierre, Daniels is an absolute load in between the tackles. Daniels is a little taller than Pierre, standing at 6-foot 1, but he weighs only 210-pounds. Here is Daniel’s highlights:

Syracuse now has 20 players in the class of 2017. They don’t have many more open scholarships, but will likely try to get two or three more commits.

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