The Syracuse Orange football team has inked one of its best recruiting classes in years.
The Orange, fresh off a Texas Bowl victory in Scott Shafer's first year as head coach, searched nationwide for the next Orange stars and hauled in some great prospects.
What's unique about this class is where the talent is coming from. 5 signees from Illinois, 6 from Florida and several more from Georgia.
The Orange earned a huge boost - literally - on signing day when 6'8", 290-pound offensive tackle Denzel Ward from the Chicago area chose Syracuse.
Ward's decision came down to SU, Vanderbilt, and South Florida but he had offers from Ohio State, Michigan and Oklahoma to name a few. You can read more about Ward here .
The class has a local flavor, with West Genesee Wildcat Naesean Howard committing to the class. "Naes" is a running back/safety hybrid that fits well into Coach Shafer's schemes.
The Orange recruiting class, to put it simply, is big and fast. Adly Enoicy from Florida is 6'4" and 220 pounds with great speed and offers from many schools including the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles.
Ditto that for Jamal Custis, a 6'6" wideout who comes from the same high school as Scoop Jardine, Neumann-Goretti in Philadelphia.
You can read more about SU's signings here .