Duce Chestnut of Camden (N.J.) High committed to Syracuse, which gives head coach Dino Babes a significant addition in the 2021 class.
A 4-star prospect, Chestnut ranks as the No. 61 corner back in 2021 and a top 20 overall player in the state of New Jersey.
Late last week, Chestnut announced a top five that featured Syracuse, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State and Rutgers. However, the 5-foot-11 defensive back also had offers from NC State, Michigan and West Virginia, among others.
Chestnut cited the success of Andre Cisco — Syracuse’s defensive ace the last three seasons — and a relationship with assistant coach Nick Monroe, the primary recruiter, as the keys to his commitment.
4-star CB Duce Chestnut commits, would be Syracuse football’s highest-rated recruit in a decade https://t.co/taMSURD3rU
— syracuse.com (@syracusedotcom) August 2, 2020