Recruiting Roundup: On 2015 signing day, Syracuse basketball ranked No. 16

A big thank you goes out to all of our Veterans Day on this national holiday. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice! On to today’s Syracuse recruiting links…

2016 forward Matt Moyer will be signing his LOI this afternoon at 2 p.m. at South Kent School. Moyer was SU’s first commit in the 2016 cycle, and took to Twitter yesterday to thank the coaching staff for “believing in me from the start.” SU’s other commit in the class, Tyus Battle, will be signing next week according to Syracuse.com’s Donna Ditota. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels released new rankings for the class for signing day, and Syracuse is at No. 16.

One prospect from the 2016 class that won’t sign in the near future is 4-star big man Taurean Thompson, reports Daniels. Thompson is still in the middle of his recruiting process, having only taken officials to Syracuse and Xavier. Seton Hall, Rutgers and Temple still remain involved in his recruitment.

» Related: 2018 DB Jarrett Paul will be able to visit Syracuse this weekend

2017 Olney (Md.) Good Counsel linebacker Ayinde Eley tells Rivals.com’s Adam Friedman that Michigan State, Virginia Tech, and UNC have all showed interest in him. Eley reecntly picked up offers from West Virginia and Rutgers, and also holds a Syracuse offer.

Scout.com’s Mike McAllister reports that Atlanta (Ga.) Carver defensive end Jacoby Hill picked up an offer from Syracuse on Tuesday. Hill is currently committed to Tulane, but will still take an official visit to Syracuse from Jan. 15-17. Cali, Memphis and Purdue are among others recruiting him.

4-star Tampa, Fla., athlete Jermaine Eskridge decommitted from Kentucky on Tuesday, he announced on his Twitter feed. The 2018 prospect has no shortage of offers, including Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State and Syracuse. He is the brother of the former Syracuse defensive back.

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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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