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Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 running back Markenzy Pierre flips commitment to SU

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Dino Babers picked up his second running back commit from the Class of 2017.

Class of 2017 running back Markenzy Pierre has committed to Syracuse after previously being committed to Western Kentucky, he announced via Twitter.

The 6-foot, 218-pound running back from Liberty (Florida) High School is ranked with three stars on 247Sports.com, and with two stars on Rivals.com and Scout.com. In addition to the offer he had from Western Kentucky, Pierre also had offers from Appalachian State and Memphis.

Per his Hudl.com profile, Pierre has also played wide receiver. He runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, has a 32-inch vertical and can bench press 285-pounds, per Hudl.

Pierre is the the second running back of SU’s Class of 2017 commits, joining Allen Stritzinger. He’s also the fifth commit in the class from a Florida high school.

You can track the rest of Syracuse’s 2017 recruiting class here.

Here are Pierre’s junior year highlights.

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