Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse target Taurean Thompson visits Seton Hall, Georgetown

For only the fourth time in 40 seasons Jim Boeheim will not be in his customary spot on the sidelines when SU begins ACC play Dec. 30 at Pitt

I hope you all had a great weekend. We all know that the Syracuse basketball team did, and NBA scouts are starting to notice Tyler Lydon. On to today’s recruiting links…’s very own, Adam Zagoria, updates us on 2016 big man Taurean Thompson’s recruiting process. Over the weekend, he visited Seton Hall, and was also in Washington, DC to watch Georgetown’s 77-47 win against Bryant. He also holds offers from Syracuse, Pitt, and NC State, among others.

Another big man, 2017’s Nick Richards, has drawn attention from high-majors. St. John’s assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrssen was on hand to watch Richards over the weekend, Zagoria also reports. Richards holds offers from Syracuse, Kentucky and UConn, among others.

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Brooklyn Poly Prep inside linebacker Elias Reynolds announced over the weekend that he decommitted from Rutgers. The No. 1 inside linebacker in New York says he will still keep Rutgers in the running, but is drawing interest from ACC and other Big 10 schools says’s Brian Dohn. Syracuse had previously offered Reynolds at scholarship.

Parkland lineman and Syracuse commit Noel Brouse notched a pick-six Friday night. Parkland went on to defeat Wyoming Valley West 63-21 in the Class AAAA subregional final. “I just ran as fast as I could,” Brouse said to Greg Joyce from Lehigh Valley Live of the interception.

In closing, congratulations to the SU men’s soccer team for making the Elite 8 for the first time in program history. Perhaps they will join the field hockey and cross country teams as national champions! Have a great day, everyone.

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