Syracuse Football Recruiting: 4 Targets Left for the Orange

Andrew PreglerContributor IIIJanuary 31, 2012

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11:  Head coach Doug Marrone of the Syracuse Orange gestures during the game against the Washington Huskies on September 11, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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With less than 48 hours before the football recruiting craziness dies down, there has been great developments for the Syracuse Orange to counteract the not-so-great developments. 

As reported last night, three-star defensive lineman Myles Hilliard swapped his commitment from Pittsburgh to Syracuse, an unexpected surprise for the Orange.

The news came hours after head coach Doug Marrone found out that defensive tackle Harold Brantley had switched his commitment from the Orange to the Missouri Tigers. 

For the Orange faithful, there are four main battles left that the Orange must fight to round out their recruiting class. 

The main fight is to sway Wayne Morgan to the Orange. The ESPN four-star defensive back recruit has narrowed his focus to Syracuse and UConn, although rumors swirled for a bit that Penn State had joined the mix. 

Linebacker Josh Glanton is also a name that the Orange hope to land, however, he is currently considering Florida International, as well. Syracuse has already lost linebacker Leroy Owens to the Golden Panthers.

Two more defensive ends round out the Orange's radar.

Julian Pinnix-Odrick is the lone Rutgers steal in the Orange's sights. He re-opened his status after the coaching turnover, however it will be tough for Syracuse to make him consider turning Orange. 

Finally, JUCO defensive end Marcus Pierce Brewster was part of the recruiting bonanza that happened a few weeks back and has yet to make his decision. There has been little chatter about his process, but the Orange are definitely strong contenders. 

Marrone will hold a press conference tomorrow at 3 p.m. to announce the list of official Syracuse commitments. 


Keep checking in on Bleacher Report for Syracuse recruiting buzz as National Signing Day approaches.