Syracuse Picks Up 5 Commitments in 7 Days

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The Syracuse football coaching staff is on fire. The Orange have added five commitments over the last seven days as they have proven the altered recruiting landscape due to the coronavirus pandemic has not impacted their ability to land prospects. 

Here is a look at each player who has committed to Syracuse including what you need to know about them. 

Anwar Sparrow
Class: 2020
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215 lbs
School: Salem High (Virginia Beach, VA)
Rating: 3-stars (#76 ILB by 247Sports)
Other Notable Offers: Appalachian State
Quote: "I was talking to coach Chip West and he really made me feel at home, and he is from Virginia,” Sparrow said via 247Sports. “We had a connection and he really made me feel at home. Syracuse has a good program, and what I want to major in, it has a good program. I want to major in sports management and I looked that up and they have a good program for it."

Jaelin Moss
Class: 2021
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6-5
Weight: 260 lbs
School: Fairport High (Fairport, NY)
Rating: NR
Other Notable Offers: Sacred Heart, Stony Brook
Quote: "I know them from growing up and watching them, and my cousins also went there,” Moss said via 247Sports. “It’s close to home, I have a great relationship with the coaches. I visited there when I was younger and it was unbelievable. The Dome."

Hayden Nelson
Class: 2021
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6-4
Weight: 248 lbs
School: Brookfield Central (Brookfield, WI)
Rating: 3-star (#58 WDE by 247Sports Composite)
Other Notable Offers: Indiana, Iowa State
Quote: "Really it was lots of reasons," Nelson said via 247Sports. "I wanted to find the right fit academically as well as football, and Syracuse really fits that. I really like the coaching staff. I really fit in with some of the players there and some of the commits coming in there. It kind of checks all the boxes."

Derek McDonald
Class: 2021
Position: Defensive Athlete
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230 lbs
School: Marist School (Atlanta, GA)
Rating: NR
Other Notable Offers: Indiana, Iowa State
Quote: "It was the right choice for me because it gives me a chance to play at the highest level and compete for championships," McDonald said via 247Sports. "The incredible communications school is also something that drew me towards Syracuse. Also, the relationship I have built with the coaches and the great program that Syracuse is building were key factors."

Kendall Long
Class: 2021
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215 lbs
School: River Bluff (Lexington, SC)
Rating: 3-star (#185 WR by 247Sports Composite)
Other Notable Offers: Appalachian State, East Carolina
Quote: "Everything they have to offer me academically and athletically just sold me," Long said via 247Sports. "The way they can develop as a man outside of football meant a lot to me. My mom and I both thought that Syracuse was the best fit for me, and would push me to be the absolute best person I can be."

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