Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse coaches watch Naz Reid, Nick Richards

Good to hear that Dajuan Coleman will be returning to Syracuse for his fifth season. On to today’s recruiting links…

A decision could be coming soon for 2017 Harrisburg (Pa.) defensive end Damion Barber, writes Scout.com’s Brian Dohn. Barber recently took trips to Penn State and Rutgers, and is also considering taking a trip to Syracuse. Virginia Tech, Iowa State and Pitt are some other schools that have offered.

2017 athlete Chris Chukwuneke tweeted that he is looking forward to his visit at Syracuse this weekend. The Holmdel (NJ) prospect holds an offer from Monmouth.

Defensive end graduate student Gabe Sherrod is taking his visit to Syracuse today, according to Rivals.com’s Scott Brown. Sherrod had originally planned his visit for Friday. Sherrod, a former Delaware State player, could help SU with its defensive end depth.

Canadian prospect Chuba Hubbard has seen his recruitment skyrocket in the last week. 247 Sports’ Brian Perroni reports that Syracuse offered Hubbard, a 2017 running back. Hubbard also tweeted on Wednesday evening that he received his eighth offer from Oklahoma.

» Related: Elite 2017 guard Hamidou Diallo to visit Syracuse this weekend

SNY.tv’s very own, Adam Zagoria, has several basketball recruiting tidbits. He writes that Syracuse assistant coach Adrian Autry was on hand to watch 2017 big man Nick Richards on Tuesday. His offer list includes Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, UConn, Villanova, Indiana, Syracuse, and UCLA.

In that same article, Zagoria writes that coach-in-waiting Mike Hopkins was on hand to watch elite 2018 big man Naz Reid on Tuesday. Reid plans to look at Syracuse, Seton Hall, and St. John’s in the near future.

Finally, Zagoria writes that Syracuse has backed off in its recruitment of Trevon Duval. The elite 2017 guard was linked to the Orange for a long period of time, but Duval said “Syracuse I haven’t heard from.” His offer list includes Villanova, Arizona, Indiana, Louisville and Maryland, among others.

2018 five-guard guard Cameron Reddish received an offer from Maryland, he tweeted on Wednesday evening. Among the other schools to offer Reddish include Seton Hall, Penn State, UConn, Villanova and Auburn. Syracuse has shown interest in him, as well.

Last article for the day: Syracuse.com’s Donna Ditota writes that JUCO big man Moustapha Diagne remains interest in the Orange, and the feeling is reciprocated. “They’ve done a good job of reaching out to me,” said Steve DeMeo, Diagne’s coach at Northwest Florida State.

That’s all for today. Have a great Thursday.

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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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