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Last week the Syracuse Orange coaching staff broke through with its first commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle in offensive lineman Cam DeGeorge, and today Scott Shafer and his crew have landed their second pledge, this time from New Jersey wide receiver Sadiq Palmer, as first reported by CuseNation.com

It was clear early on that the Orange were going to be hitting New Jersey had and were looking to load up on receiver talent, and Palmer checks both of those off the list. The 6-foot-3, 185 pound talent from Red Bank Regional High School held only the one offer from Syracuse, but home state school Rutgers has been showing significant interest. At 6-foot-3, Palmer has terrific size and also boasts a reported 40 time of 4.5 seconds.

This commitment can only help with the continued pursuit of quarterback Anthony Brown, by the way, as he and Palmer are very good friends. In fact, when Palmer tweeted about his offer from Syracuse just a couple days ago, Brown responded with genuine excitement about the Orange getting involved with the talented young wideout.

Back to Palmer, watching his film you can see he’s already got good size and a nice frame to play at the Division I level, and he’s got solid body control and a little bit of shiftiness in the open field. The early commits so far for Syracuse are a bit under the radar, but Shafer, Bobby Acosta, and the rest of the staff have shown a a knack for unearthing gems before other power conference schools discover them. This is a strong early get for the Orange.

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