Recruiting Roundup: Chris Clark will visit Syracuse; Kevin Knox nets SU offer

It’s a great day to be a college sports fan, that is, unless you’re SMU, who got slammed by the NCAA on Tuesday morning. SMU was banned from the 2016 postseason and head coach Larry Brown was suspended for 30 percent of games. Yikes. On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse will be getting a visit this weekend from the No. 1 tight end in the class of 2015, Chris Clark, writes Scout.com’s Mike McAllister. Clark was recently granted his release by UCLA, and has plans to visit Pittsburgh, Virginia and NC State.  Clark had an offer from Syracuse in the 2015 cycle and is friends with current SU players Jake Pickard and Anthony Giudice.

2016 safety Eric Burrell will take his official visit to Wisconsin this weekend, he tweeted Monday evening. Syracuse is in Burrell’s final five schools, along with the Badgers, Nebraska, Duke and Boston College. Scout.com rates Burrell at three stars, and the No. 29 safety in his class.

» Related: Jarrett Paul, Amir Watts set visit dates to Syracuse

2016 Syracuse h-back commit Moe Neal had a breakout game against Lake Norman Charter on Monday. Neal rushed for 245 yards and four touchdowns as Forestview won 33-7. Neal displayed his versatility as well, hauling a 30-yard TD reception.

In basketball, Syracuse offered 5-star 2017 wing Kevin Knox, according to his Twitter feed. Knox has a long offer list, including Florida State, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech, with him leaning toward FSU according to 24/7 Sports.

Villanova and Indiana will watch Trevon Duval this week, says 24/7 Sports’ Andrew Slater. Duval remains a priority target for Syracuse, but Duval has offers from many other schools, including Arizona, UCLA, California, Louisville and St. John’s.

One final note for today: With the NBA preseason about to start, one writer debates the kind of legacy former SU star Carmelo Anthony will leave, especially with his window for being an elite player closing quickly. It’s an interesting read. Have a great day, everyone!

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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