A look at Syracuse’s incoming Class of 2013 as National Signing Day looms
OT 6-5 250
Simeon Vocational High School
Moore flipped his commitment from Western Michigan. He runs a 4.9-second 40-yard dash, according to Scout.com.
DE 6-3 253
William T. Dwyer High School
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Brown originally committed when Doug Marrone was still at Syracuse, but has weakened to a soft verbal with the coaching changes and interest from other schools.
WR/DB 5-9 185
Atlantic Community High School
Delray Beach, Fla.
Estime starred as a defensive back, wide receiver and return man for Atlantic with his 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed.
QB 6-2.5 190
Jersey Community High School
Kimble has a strong arm and played in an up-tempo system in high school that’s much like the one Syracuse runs. He’ll join the competition to be the Orange’s starting quarterback.
TE 6-4 220
Dade Christian School
Like many of Syracuse’s recent commits, Batten flipped his commitment from another school. The tight end was originally committed to Kent State.
WR 6-0 185
Millbrook High School
So far, Cooper is the prized recruit of George McDonald’s tenure as offensive coordinator. The talented receiver has good hands, and does a good job of making catches away from his body.
G 6-4 275
Tucker High School
Former offensive line coach Greg Adkins originally recruited Hayes. After Adkins’ departure, wide receivers coach Rob Moore took over and locked up the offensive guard.
CB 6-1 195
Rush–Henrietta Senior High School
A high school teammate of running back Ashton Broyld, Scissum shared the field with him during the Rush-Henrietta’s 2010 state championship season.
WR 6-2 185
Riverview Gardens High School
St. Louis, Mo.
Another of offensive coordinator George McDonald’s early prized recruits, Winfield flipped his commitment from Missouri to Syracuse at the end of January.
T 6-8 310
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union, Va.
The massive Burton excelled as a run blocker when playing for Courtland (Va.) High School, a skill he continued to work on at Fork Union.
MLB 6-4 245
Arciniega played at Sierra for two years after starring at Spanish Springs (Nev.) High School, where he was All-4A Defensive Player of the Year.
S 5-11 190
Pima Community College
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Kelly’s been clocked as fast at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. When Doug Marrone left SU, assistant coaches from Missouri and Marshall called Pima head coach Pat Nugent in search of a Kelly defection.
OLB 6-3 211
Butler County Community College
El Dorado, Kan.
Kirkland’s profile picture on Facebook featured Doug Marrone when the former Orange head coach left for the Buffalo Bills. He still remains firm to Syracuse, though.
DE 6-5 240
Golden West College
Huntington Beach, Calif.
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Trejo recorded three sacks in nine games last season for JUCO Golden West.
C 6-4 310
Los Angeles Harbor Community College
Miller is a strong candidate to directly replace NFL Draft entry Zack Chibane as left guard. He was the 10th player to commit in this class.
DE 6-4 270
Tri-State Christian Academy
Johnson also received offers from Hawaii, Temple, Massachusetts and Marist.
OLB 6-1 210
Miami Central High School
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Hodge signed last June and is not part of the wave of Miami-area recruits that’s flowed in since George McDonald’s hiring as offensive coordinator.
QB 6-3 205
East Pennsboro Area High School
Largely overshadowed by Zach Allen before Allen de-comitted, Wilson comes to SU as one of seven possible starting quarterbacks for next fall.
DT 6-6 335
ASA College for Excellence
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Williams is one of six JUCO recruits, five of whom play defense.
TE 6-3 235
American Heritage School
Delray Beach, Fla.
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The first commit in the Class of 2013, he is the younger brother of Nick Provo, who finished his SU career in 2011 before signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. Nick was cut last May.
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