Babers’ 2017 class grows rapidly over the weekend


Seven of Syracuse’s 10 football commitments in the 2017 class have picked the Orange during the month of June, and four of those players jumped on board in the last three days. Who are the newest members of Dino Babers’ 2017 group?

  • Dakota Davis: Going into this past weekend, Davis got the ball rolling when he committed to Syracuse on Friday. An unranked guard out of Gleneigh, Md., he won’t need to add much more weight at 6-5 and 310 pounds. He also claimed offers from Florida Atlantic, Ohio and a number of FCS programs.

  • Eric Coley: Coley became the Orange’s first in-state commitment this cycle when he made his call on Saturday. A native of Manlius, N.Y., he is a 6-1, 185-pound cornerback and is ranked the No. 6 rising senior in his state.

  • Cameron Jordan: Babers and his staff are loading up on wide receivers this cycle, and they added a fourth player at the position on Sunday when Jordan committed. Hailing from Huntington Station, N.Y., Jordan is the second in-state player in the 2017 class to pick the Orange.

  • Allen Stritzinger: The No. 725 overall player in the 2017 class, Stritzinger is the second-highest-rated player to pledge to Syracuse this cycle. In addition to Syracuse, the safety out of Warren, Mich., listed offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Ohio and others.

* — Recruiting rankings according to the 247Sports composite index