Syracuse adds speedy receiver to its 2017 class


Two months ago, Syracuse found its first receiver commitment of the 2017 cycle in South Florida when Sharod Johnson of Miami pledged to the Orange. On Tuesday, Dino Babers and his assistants landed another out-of-state wideout.

Washington, D.C., native Nykeim Johnson is the latest player to commit to Syracuse:

A 5-9, 167-pounder, Johnson is a consensus 3-star prospect. He is ranked the No. 140 wide receiver in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

When Johnson arrives at Syracuse next year, he’ll join a receiving corps that loses deep threat Brisly Estime after the 2016 season. Known for his speed — per, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at The Opening regional in Washington, D.C. — he could find his way onto the field early in his career.

Johnson, who picked the Orange over Virginia and Charlotte, is one of four rising seniors committed to Syracuse. All four players hail from outside the state of New York. While the class is ranked last in the ACC by both and 247Sports, the team is expected to reel in more prospects in the coming weeks.