We’re a long way off from 2018, but the Syracuse University football staff isn’t wasting much time making in-roads with some outstanding young talent in that recruiting class. Today, the Orange coaching staff extended an offer to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania wide receiver Shaquon Anderson-Butts, an exciting player who has a chance to be one of the top wide receiver prospects on the East Coast in 2018.

At 6-foot-2, 175 pounds the athletic receiver for Harrisburg High already holds offers from Penn State, Rutgers, Temple, and West Virginia, and put up some impressive numbers during his sophomore season. He hauled in 36 catches for 754 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging nearly 21 yards per reception. He boasts a 40-time of around 4.5 seconds, which is impressive given his youth and the fact he’s got good size and a long stride.

This is one of the offers I’ve been waiting for, to be perfectly honest. Last summer, Anderson-Butts told me about his interest in Syracuse, so it’s good to see Dino Babers staff paying attention to an excellent young receiver not too far down the road from Central New York. One more thing to keep in mind is that he’s very close with Jalen Mayden, the Texas quarterback who is almost certain to be ranked as one of the top five QBs in the class of 2018, and who got an offer from the old Orange coaching staff.

It’s extremely early in this very promising young receiver’s recruiting process, but he’s definitely a player to pay attention to. The new staff seems to be making Pennsylvania a priority, and it’d be extremely impressive to be able to snag such a talented Keystone State player from Penn State (who, to be honest, I think is probably the leader at this point).

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