Syracuse continued to add to its commitment list on July 27, as the Orange picked up a pledge from Atlanta cornerback Monquavion Brinson. The 5-11, 165-pound Brinson is listed by Rivals as the No. 28 cornerback nationally in the class of 2016, and the No. 30 player in Georgia. The 247Sports Composite lists Brinson as the No. 58 cornerback and the No. 58 player in the Peach State.
The Mays High School secondary standout chose the Orange over offers from ACC rivals Louisville and North Carolina, as well as others such as Cincinnati, Colorado State, Indiana, Kentucky, Memphis, and Mississippi State, among others. Like most recruits in modern times, he went to social media to publicly declare his choice.
“I would like to thank God. I would also like to thank (IDareU trainer) coach Glenn Ford, (IDareU defensive backs) coach (Kevin) Pope, and coach (Corey) Jarvis (head coach at Mays High School) for pushing me and believing me through this experience. I would like to say that I have officially committed to the University of Syracuse,” said Brinson on Twitter.
In Brinson, the Orange are getting an emerging defensive back who doesn’t have a ton of experience, but is gaining skill and confidence. Brinson is the third defensive back so far to join Syracuse’s class, joining Scoop Bradshaw of Tampa and Will Harper, another Georgia native who hails from Tyrone. Along with Brinson and Harper, Syracuse has landed yet another Peach State native – Locust Grove running back Darius Stubbs.
“Brinson is a name to watch going forward,” said Rivals national analyst Woody Wommack after observing him last season. “He’s still learning to play cornerback, but has pretty good instincts and ball skills.”
Brinson revealed his top ten in mid-July, listing Syracuse and Atlantic Division rival Louisville. It took him less than two weeks after that to decide he would be committing to the Orange.