Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse commit Tyus Battle impresses at USA Basketball Minicamp

Battle committed to Syracuse

Hope you’re having a great Thursday, everyone. Let’s get right to the recruiting links…’s Josh Gershon has released a highlight reel of 2016 Syracuse commit Tyus Battle from the USA Basketball Junior National Team Minicamp. Battle rates as the No. 24 prospect in his class and the No. 1 small forward in New Jersey.

Syracuse offered China Grove (N.C.) South Rowan punter Marshall Long as a preferred walk-on,’s Mike McAllister reported on Tuesday. Long holds offers from Army and The Citadel.

2018 offensive tackle Chris Bleich tweeted on Monday that he will be attending the Army All-American combine. The 6’5″, 310 prospect has offers from Rutgers and Syracuse.

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Bleich isn’t the only prospect heading to the combine. He will be joined by 2017 Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) defensive back Amari Carter and 2017 Syracuse (NY) CBA wide receiver Noah Jordan-Williams.

Former Syracuse recruit Harry Giles will make his college decision on Nov. 14 among Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest.’s very own, Adam Zagoria, says that Duke is “the overwhelming favorite.”

One final note for today: Who isn’t thrilled that basketball is back? Michael Carter-Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Dion Waiters and Jerami Grant all had great starts to the season last night. That’s all for today. See you tomorrow!

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