The Orange picked up a huge commitment on Sunday, as outside linebacker Nadarius Fagan picked Syracuse over the likes of LSU, USC, and Alabama. Fagan recently returned from a visit to LSU, but ultimately decided that the Orange were the best fit for him.
— CuseNation.com (@SyracuseOnScout) July 24, 2016
The 6-foot-2, 200 pound linebacker is rated 3-stars and is generally considered one of, if not the top linebacker prospects in the Miami area. He’s a good, rangy athlete with a reported time of 4.55 seconds in the 40, which continues the trend of Syracuse bringing in athletes on defense with a good combination of size and speed.
Fagan is a hard hitter at linebacker and has excellent speed when it comes to closing on the ballcarrier. He moves very well laterally, and will give the Orange an outside linebacker who can truly go sideline to sideline. This is an enormous recruiting victory for Syracuse, as Fagan is arguably the class’s defensive equivalent of Tommy DeVito in terms of national recognition. This is a commitment that’s sure to open some eyes to what Dino Babers and his staff are doing on the recruiting trail this summer.
Fagan is the fourth linebacker in this class, joining Tyrell Richards, Kadeem Trotter, and Keirston Johnson.