Hope you had a great weekend, everyone. Here’s a quick history lesson for you before we get to the recruiting world: On this day in 1790, the capital of the United States switched from New York City to Philadelphia. Then again, we all know either city would be considered a home game for Syracuse.
In the basketball recruiting world, 2016 Syracuse commit Tyus Battle is changing homes. Battle had played at Gill St. Bernard’s in Gladstone, N.J. for the first three years of high school, but will finish his career at St. Joe’s-Metuchen. The story was first reported by NJ.com’s Jeremy Schneider. “They have a lot of great pros, really good players come out of St. Joe’s,” Battle said.
The Under Armour Elite 24 rosters were released on Friday, and there are a couple names to keep track of if you’re a Syracuse fan. Recruits Hamidou Diallo and Trevon Duval will be suiting up for team EZ Pass. The event will be played at Pier 2 in Brooklyn on Aug. 22.
In football, Eric Rutter from Today’s U catches up with 2017 defensive end Ethan Wiederkehr. The 6’5″, 270-pound prospect picked up an offer from Syracuse earlier in the month after he visited the Orange. “I wasn’t expecting to get an offer while I was up there,” Wiederkehr said. “It kind of blew me away a little bit and I was thankful.” He also holds offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Wake Forest.”
The Gaston Gazette previews the 2015 Forestview season, and Syracuse commit Moe Neal gets a lot of coverage. The article takes not that in his junior season, Neal rushed for 2,018 yards and 29 touchdowns and tacked on 549 receiving yards and nine receiving TDs.
2017 junior linebacker Avery Roberts is profiled by Brad Myers of The News Journal. Myers notes that Roberts is being pursued by Syracuse and many, many other schools including Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Clemson, Oregon, Miami, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Stanford, Temple and Rutgers. “I like hitting,” Roberts says.
One-time Syracuse recruit Joshua Lugg committed to Notre Dame over the weekend. The Orange was one of 14 teams that had offered the 2017 offensive lineman, but Lugg had previously narrows his choices to Penn State, Michigan State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and UCLA.
Finally, to start your week, former Syracuse commit Marquise Blair will be enrolling at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College, reports Scout.com’s Mike McAllister. Blair was Scott Shafer’s top rated recruit in the 2015 class, but was declared ineligible by the NCAA earlier in the month.
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