Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 LB Taylor Riggins decommits ‘due to coaching changes’

first_img Published on January 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRiggins was previously the only player in Syracuse’s 2016 class from New York. When Babers was hired, he said he would prioritize recruiting players from the Empire State.“You need to start in your backyard. We need to take care of the state of New York,” Babers said at his introductory press conference on Dec. 7. “… we’re always going to start close to home.”Early enrollee Kenneth Ruff is the only other linebacker in Syracuse’s 2016 class. He flipped from Virginia on Dec. 12. The Orange is targeting Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) High School linebacker Andrew Armstrong, who decommitted from Bowling Green after Babers switched from BGSU to Syracuse and took several of his assistants with him as well.Here’s a list of other players that have left SU’s 2016 class since the new coaching staff took over.Will Harper — outside linebacker/safetyDarius Stubbs — hybridDymelle Parker — defensive endNoel Brouse — offensive linemanCam DeGeorge — offensive linemanSadiq Palmer — wide receiverBrandon Ginnetti — defensive endMonquavion Brinson — defensive backLindsey Scott — quarterback Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Class of 2016 linebacker Taylor Riggins decommitted from Syracuse on Tuesday evening, he announced in a tweet. Riggins is now the 10th player to leave the Orange’s 2016 recruiting class since head coach Dino Babers’ hiring on Dec. 5. SU’s current 2016 class now sits at 12 players with just over two weeks until National Signing Day on Feb. 3.Riggins originally committed to SU on June 25 after attending a prospect camp. He is ranked with three stars and as the 122nd best outside linebacker in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker from Aquinas (New York) Institute doesn’t have any other offers, but is expected to visit Massachusetts this weekend, according to Scout.com. Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting roundup: Sean Riley and Devon Clarke pledge to SU, Lindsey Scott decommits and moreSyracuse football recruiting: Class of 2016 linebacker Kenneth Ruff flips pledge to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: Quarterback Lindsey Scott’s decommitment makes him 9th player to leave 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: Monquavion Brinson becomes 8th player to leave the Class of 2016 since Dino Babers’ hiringSyracuse football recruiting: Defensive end Brandon Ginnetti decommits from 2016 classlast_img read more

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