Syracuse, NY — Naquil Betrand, a three-star offensive tackle prospect from Philadelphia, has committed to Texas A&M.
Syracuse was one of Betrand’s final six schools he had been considering, along with Georgia, Auburn, Kentucky and Penn State.
He announced his decision Saturday evening on social media.
Betrand, ranked as the No. 78 offensive tackle in the country, had previously tweeted that he would be on an official visit at Texas A&M July 29-31. He made official visits to Auburn and Kentucky in June. Syracuse hosted him in May.
Texas A&M assistants Elijah Robinson and Steve Addazio headed up Betrand’s recruitment. Both have extensive ties in the Northeast, with Robinson one of the nation’s top recruiters and Addazio a former assistant at Syracuse and head coach at Temple and Boston College.
The 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive tackle will attend St. Frances Academy in Baltimore for his final year of high school. He announced the decision to transfer high schools the same week he announced his top six, though the tweet has since been deleted.
Betrand previously attended Northeast High School in Philadelphia.
In March, Betrand committed to Colorado before receiving the majority of his DI offers. The Buffaloes remained in his top 10 as he explored other options, but he officially rescinded his commitment later on.
Syracuse’s 2023 recruiting class sits at nine players, six of whom are from New York or a neighboring state. The Orange picked up two of those commitments last month from offensive tackle Jayden Bass and running back Ike Daniels.
The class currently ranks No. 77 in the nation and last in the ACC, according to 247Sports.
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