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Syracuse football recruiting: Curtis Harper becomes 1st defensive tackle in 2017 class

Courtesy of The ACC

Dino Babers and the Syracuse coaching staff reeled in its 17th commit of the 2017 class with Curtis Harper's announcement on Monday.

Class of 2017 defensive tackle Curtis Harper has verbally committed to Syracuse, he announced in a tweet Monday afternoon. He is the 17th commit in the class.

Harper is ranked with two stars by Scout.com and 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. He is listed as the 117th best defensive tackle in the 2017 class by 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Harper attends McKeesport (Pennsylvania) High School and is listed at 6 feet 2 inches and 302 pounds. He is the Orange’s first defensive tackle commit in the class and first from Pennsylvania. Harper also had offers from Wake Forest, Boston College and Bowling Green, in addition to 14 others, per Scout.

The announcement of Harper’s commitment is the second in a three-day span for SU. Tight end Aaron Hackett announced his pledge to Syracuse on Saturday.

Track Syracuse’s entire 2017 recruiting class, here.

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