The Syracuse football staff got some great news today as big-time defensive back Cornelius Nunn pledged to the Orange while on his official visit in CNY. Nunn’s commitment is the most recent bit of good news in what’s been a nice June for Syracuse football.

After a lull on the recruiting front after Courtney Jackson became the staff’s first commitment of the 2019 cycle, the Orange quickly added defensive tackle Joe Rondi and offensive lineman Anthony Red. Earlier this week, Syracuse added a commitment from linebacker Geoff Cantin, and then got one more bit of good news for this upcoming season ¬†as DuWayne Johnson signed with the Orange. Johnson has two years of eligibility left and is eligible immediately, adding a long, lanky 6-foot-2 athlete to the secondary.

And now, the Orange have beaten the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, and Miami to get Nunn. The Miami native is 6-feet tall and rated as a 3-star athlete, though with his athleticism and talent he has a chance, like Trill Williams last year, to rise up to the 4-star range.

Syracuse has quietly been stocking up on really exciting talent in the secondary the last couple cycles. With guys like Iffy Melifonwu, Trill Williams, and now Nunn (just to name a few), the Orange are putting together one of their biggest, deepest, and most athletic defensive backfields in quite awhile. Pass coverage has been an Achilles heel for Syracuse in recent years, but things could turn around in a hurry with the talented players being added to the roster.

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