Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse target Amir Watts sets two officials

A 3-1 start and eyeing a bowl game provides optimism that the atmosphere will remain festive at the Dome the rest of the season

If you’re looking for a good Twitter feed to follow today with the news that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s suspension was upheld, look no further than ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas. On to today’s recruiting links…’s Allen Trieu writes that 2016 Chicago Phillips defensive end Amir Watts has set official visits to Pitt and Minnesota, and will also start getting recruited by Nebraska in the near future. Watts is rated three stars by and also has been pursued by Syracuse.

Check out another highlight from elite 2017 guard Trevon Duval from the Texas Jamboree in Houston, Tx. In this clip, he crosses over a defender and rises for an electrifying slam. Duval holds offers from nearly every high-major, including Kentucky, Arizona and Syracuse.

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247 Sports’ Steve Wiltfong says that 2016 running back Kentrail Moran may be flipping from Illinois to Iowa State. Syracuse had been pursuing Moran to fill a void left by Robert Washington in its 2016 class prior to Scott Shafer being dismissed.

Three-star quarterback and Syracuse commit, Lindsey Scott, was named Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year, writes’s Mike McAllister. “Lindsey Scott is an outstanding athlete,” B.R. Catholic High head coach Dale Weiner said in the Gatorade press release. “He hurts opponents with his running and his passing. They won a few down-to-the-wire games this season. I don’t think they win those without him.”

That’s all for today. Enjoy your Thursday, everyone!

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