Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse in thick of Trevon Duval sweepstakes; Will Harper decommits

A very happy birthday goes to former Syracuse star Dion Waiters! On to today’s recruiting links…

Miami (Fla.) defensive end Joshua Uche received a visit from Syracuse on Wednesday, he wrote on Twitter. The 2016 three-star prospect also holds offers from Albama, Florida, Miami, Bowling Green and Syracuse, among others.

2016 Georgia OLB/nickel Will Harper announced his decommitment from Syracuse on Thursday morning via Twitter. Citing ‘coaching changes,’ Harper decided to explore other options. He also has offers from Navy, Kent State and Western Kentucky, among others.

3-star Brooklyn wide receiver Ahmed Bah decommitted from Rutgers earlier in the week, and now Rivals.com’s Scott Brown writes that Syracuse is showing interest. He also holds offers from Connecticut and Wagner.

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Youngstown Cardinal Mooney senior linebacker Andrew Armstrong decommitted from Bowling Green, and may be looking toward Syracuse, writes Scout.com’s Bill Greene. He also holds offers from Cincinnati and Wake Forest. “I would definitely consider Syracuse, because I have a great relationship with that staff,” Armstrong said.

Camden (N.J.) defensive end Jamal Holloway appears to be fully on board with the new Syracuse coaching staff. He tweeted a picture of his in-home visit with the Syracuse coaching staff on Thursday, calling the visit “excellent.”

One basketball note for today: SNY.tv’s very own, Adam Zagoria, writes that Syracuse is among the schools pursuing elite 2017 guard Trevon Duval the most. The other schools Duval mentioned include Arizona, Maryland, Louisville, Villanova, and Baylor.

We close on a sad note, as we send our thoughts and prayers to NBA legend Dolph Schayes, who passed away earlier today after a long battle with cancer. He was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse Nationals and a 12-time All-Star. His son, Danny, played in the NBA from 1981 to 1999 and also played for the Orangemen. That’s all for today. See you all tomorrow.

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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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