Syracuse loses out on quarterback prospect Sawyer Smith — Cuse Clicks

Syracuse has not cracked the top 25 since 2001

UCF received its third commitment to the 2016 recruiting class when quarterback Sawyer Smith of Cantonment Tate High, which is on the Alabama-Florida border in the Panhandle, pledged to the Knights on Tuesday night. Smith, who is expected to be an early enrollee, also has offers from Air Force, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Mississippi State, South Alabama, USF, Southern Miss, Syracuse and Troy.

» UCF gains commitment from Panhandle QB Sawyer Smith

The two best long-term prospects might be New York-native Mohammed Bamba and San Diego-native Brandon McCoy. The 6-foot-10 Bamba has been playing 16U basketball this spring since the PSA Cardinals already have Omari Spellman and Kassoum Yakwe playing on the 17U team, but Bamba a big-time prospect with mobility, an emerging skill level and a lot of desirable physical tools.

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Ten USA Basketball gold medalists are among 24 players who have accepted invitations to take part in the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team training camp that will take place June 12-26 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For the high school players, Briscoe and Giles were on the USA Today All-USA first team, while Stone and Trier listed on the All-USA second team and Brunson was third team.

» UCLA Athletics Official Site WCA’s Harry Giles Among 24 Players Invited To USA U19 Team Camp

Kentucky has offered a scholarship to Mount Holly (N.C.) Mountain Island Charter running back and Syracuse commitment Robert Washington (5-foot-10, 215). Washington is rated a .9085 by the 247Sports Composite and is considered the nation’s No. 9 running back and No. 244 player overall by the same metric. He holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Stanford, Notre Dame and several others.

» Kentucky offers Syracuse commitment

Mike Panasiuk focused on track this spring, but he never quite forgot about football. The 6-foot-3, 290 pound defensive tackle from Roselle, Ill., Lake Park is a three-star talent with a Penn State offer in the class of 2016. Panasiuk released a top six last Friday that included the Lions along with Michigan State, Oregon, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and has visited most of them last fall or this spring.

» Penn State in top six for Illinois three-star DT Mike Panasiuk, who is inching closer to a decision

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