Darrell Gill, Jr., Wide Receiver: The emergence of Oronde Gadsen II creates the need for another playmaker at receiver. A high school sprinter, Gill has excellent speed and can run away from defenders in the open field. The Orange can’t bring in transfers like other schools in the conference, so they will need high school players ready to play at the next level.
Gill has the potential to contribute early in his career with the lack of a definite playmaker opposite Gadsen.
Jaeden Gould, Cornerback: There were a lot of departures from the defensive backfield this past offseason, with Ja’Had Carter off to Ohio State and Duce Chestnut going to LSU. In addition, Garrett Williams has declared for the NFL draft. That leaves plenty of room for Nebraska transfer Jaeden Gould to play next season.
Gould has excellent length at 6-foot-2 and is an elite athlete. A four-star coming out of high school in New Jersey, Gould can easily play safety and cover a deep half or third, though Syracuse needs depth at cornerback.
David Clement, Tight End: Clement is an exciting prospect. There is a lot to love about his potential. He is 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds with outstanding athleticism. Clement is an excellent leaper, having played basketball in high school. He instantly gives the Orange a player to work the seams and open one-on-one matchups down the field if he’s available.
Availability could be an issue because he did not play his senior year due to a knee injury. If he is ready for the season, he could be an instant force for Syracuse’s offense.