We’re off from the recruiting links for tomorrow, so I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving! And with that, I leave you with today’s links…
It’s been a busy week for 2016 big man Taurean Thompson. Earlier in the week, ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein reported that Thompson picked up an offer from Pitt. On Wednesday, Finkelstein also wrote that he received an offer from NC State. The four-star recruit from Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy mentioned to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels that Syracuse is still in the running, and he will make his decision in the spring.
Richard Walker from the Gaston Gazette caught up with Moe Neal’s father, Moe Neal Sr., in the aftermath of Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer being fired. Neal is going to take a wait and see approach. “He’s still committed, but we want to see who they’re going to bring in,” Moe Neal, Sr., said. “We just want to make the sure the new coach still has Moe in his future plans.” Scout.com’s Mike McAllister said that Syracuse athletics director Mark Coyle personally reached out to Neal earlier in the week.
Michael Porter Jr., a 5-star junior, threw down a vicious jam over a defender on Tuesday. Porter went for an incredible 45 points and 14 rebounds in the game. His top 10 includes Syracuse, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Virginia, Indiana, UCLA, Washington, Missouri and Stanford.
2019 running back Devyn Ford is obviously early in his recruiting process, but he already has offers from four ACC schools. He tells Scout.com’s Michael Clark that he has received offers from NC State, North Carolina, Virginia and Syracuse. Ford, from North Stafford (Va.) has not been up to visit Syracuse yet, but said he would be interested in visiting.
2016 3-star defensive tackle Amir Watts was originally lined up for an official visit to Syracuse on Dec. 11, but with Syracuse dismissing Scott Shafer, that visit is now in limbo. Josh Helmholdt from Rivals.com says that Watts may visit Minnesota instead. Watts also holds offers from Rutgers, Kansas and Pittsburgh.
That’s all for today. Have a great holiday!
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 76, Boston College 53 - January 14, 2017
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 73, Virginia Tech 83 - January 10, 2017
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 77, Pittsburgh 66 - January 7, 2017
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 70, Miami 55 - January 4, 2017
- Kouwe: Syracuse basketball ‘will get better from here’ - January 4, 2017
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 81, Boston College 96 - January 1, 2017
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 80, Cornell 56 - December 27, 2016
- Cornell Big Red — 2016-17 Syracuse scouting report with Ivy Hoops Online - December 26, 2016
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 60, St. John’s 93 - December 21, 2016
- Instant Juice: Syracuse 71, Georgetown 78 - December 17, 2016