Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse makes top 10 for Cheickna Dembele; Taurean Thompson to visit

USA Today released a list of the top 10 journalism schools and Syracuse is number… 9? That can’t be right. On to today’s recruiting links:

2016 big man Cheickna Dembele has cut his list of schools to 10, reports Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters. The list includes Syracuse, UNLV, Temple, Michigan State, Missouri, Maryland, St. Joseph’s, Iowa State, Baylor and Pittsburgh.

Fellow 2016 big man Taurean Thompson will take another unofficial visit to Syracuse this weekend, writes Scout.com’s Ben Sigel. Among the schools pursuing him include Kansas, Connecticut, Seton Hall and Providence.

» Related: Syracuse offers 2018 big man Simi Shittu, 2017 guard Ethan Thompson

Jordan Tucker took a visit to Indiana earlier in the week, and enjoyed his visit, writes SNY.tv’s very own, Adam Zagoria. Syracuse and St. John’s are among the other schools pursuing the 2017 wing. He will take a visit to Syracuse this weekend.

Zagoria also reports that Virginia is the latest school to offer Lonnie Walker, a 2017 guard. He holds offers from a large group of schools, including UConn, Syracuse, Indiana, UCLA and Ohio State.

2019 Cheshire Academy (Conn.) athlete Bryce Sebastian tweeted that he received his first college offer from Syracuse on Tuesday. His brother, Brandon, is a defensive back that is committed to Boston College.

Enjoy your Wednesdays, everyone!

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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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