Scout recruiting analyst Mike McAllister calls in to chat about Syracuse head coach Dino Babers’ work on the recruiting trail with host Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by SNY.tv. NBA TV’s Matt Dagostino then calls in to chat about Syracuse’s recent struggles in basketball.
Here are the highlights from the show:
Wes Cheng: Mike it’s been a whirlwind of a few days. Syracuse picking up commitments from Liam O’Sullivan, Kenneth Ruff and Carl Jones, but losing Dymelle Parker, Cam DeGeorge, and Noel Brouse. What is the biggest difference between the incoming and outgoing players?
Mike McAllister: It’s all about fit, really. You can make a comparison between O’Sullivan and Brouse, and Ruff and Parker. O’Sullivan has a longer, leaner frame, so there’s more room to add muscular weight to his frame. He has better speed and quickness and longer arms, which is a better fit for the spread system in order to run screens and get to the second level and get down field to provide some blocking. […] Ruff is a bigger linebacker at 6’3″, 240 pound already as a senior in high school. Compare him to Parker who is 6’2″, 205, so you can see what kind of a size difference there is there. It just shows the philosophy the kind of player the new staff is looking for with the size and physicality of a player.
WC: Who are some of the players that Babers’ staff is looking at now?
MM: One guy to watch out for is a junior college wide receiver named Alonge Brooks. He’s a guy that Syracuse hasn’t offered yet, but they have expressed interest in. He’s an early enrollee, so he’s someone they may decide to move on in the next week or two. They’ve got a wide receiver prospect who is currently committed to Purdue, Jack Wegher who will be taking an official visit this coming weekend. Even though it’s a dead period, because he’s an early enrollee, he actually can take that official visit despite the fact that it’s the dead period. Along the offensive line, it’s still going to be a priority. Four star offensive tackle Sean Foster, three-star tackle Alaric Jackson. Those are two guys to monitor. And then a couple of Illinois commits. Four-star running back Kentrail Moran, and three star defensive end Joshua Black. Both are scheduled to take official visits on January 22nd, and I’d say both are on flip watch.
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1. Scout recruiting analyst Mike McAllister calls in
2. Who’s coming and going?
3. Any other flips in the future?
4. Who else may commit?
5. Where will the class end up?
6. The Juice Online Senior Columnist Matt Dagostino calls in
7. Tough loss to St. John’s
8. What will happen in the ACC?
9. Good signs from Tyler Lydon and Michael Gbinije
10. Closing Thoughts and Wrap Up
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