MUST SEE: Syracuse football signs 17 student-athletes, one goes viral

The Syracuse Orange football team announces 17 new NLI signees, one of whom went viral with his decision, Wednesday.

Posted: Dec 19, 2018 10:50 PM
Updated: Dec 19, 2018 11:05 PM

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse University football team announced that 17 high school and junior-college athletes signed National Letters of Intent with the school during the first day of college football's early signing period, Wednesday.

Of the 17 signees, eight have decided to enter with early enrollment, meaning they will be attending Syracuse in the spring semester, participating in the team's spring practices and offseason workouts.

In the 2019 class, there are four defensive backs, four defensive linemen, three linebackers, three offensive lineman, one tight end, one running back and one wide receiver.

Seven states and the District of Columbia are represented, with four players coming from Florida, three from North Carolina, two from New Jersey, two from Pennsylvania and one each from Connecticut, New York, South Carolina and Washington D.C.

Cooper Dawson, a defensive lineman from Hanahan, S.C., made the biggest waves during signing day perhaps in the nation when he had his close friend, Kingsley Feinman, who was born with cerebral palsy, make the announcement for him (see tweet above).

Head Coach Dino Babers was happy with the crop of players the officially signed, Wednesday, citing the hard work of his entire staff as the reason they were able to get it done.

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