Syracuse inks 25 players, including 5 from the deep South

Syracuse inks 25 players, including 5 from the deep South

Published Feb. 4, 2015 3:17 p.m. ET

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse reached deep into Atlantic Coast Conference territory for five new players and inked seven others from the metropolitan New York City area in a recruiting class of 25.

The Orange signed seven defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, four defensive backs, three running backs, two linebackers, and one quarterback, one kicker, one tight end and one long snapper.

Geographically, the majority are from the Northeast, with four from New Jersey, two from the boroughs of New York City, and one from Long Island. Syracuse also signed three players each from Florida and Georgia and one from Alabama.

Two of the three rating services - Rivals and 247Sports - pegged the class in the 60s overall, at the lower end of the conference. had the Orange ranked 46th at midday, ahead of Virginia, Boston College, Pitt, Wake Forest and Duke.




Top 25 Class: No

Best in class: RB Dontae Strickland.

Best of the rest: DB Marquise Blair.

Late addition: DE Jake Pickard after he de-committed from Wisconsin.

One that got away: S Jay Stocker to Pittsburgh.