Recruiting Roundup: Taurean Thompson lists Syracuse in his final four

Syracuse enters the tourney as a 10 seed this year

Congratulations to the Syracuse women’s basketball team for its upset of the No. 10 Seminoles on Thursday night! On to today’s recruiting links…

2016 four-star big man Taurean Thompson, one of the best remaining recruits on the board, has whittled his list of schools down to four: Syracuse, Georgetown, Providence and Seton Hall, he tells’s Mike Waters. “I’ll know by March or April,” he said on his timeline to decide.’s Matt McCreary profiles 2016 Syracuse commit Tyus Battle in the latest of the #Get2TheGame series. “Blessed with a high basketball IQ and a sweet jumper that extends well past the 3-point line, Battle can also blow by you or just finish over the top,” McCreary writes of Battle.

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2017 three-star wide receiver Emeka Emezie has picked up an offer from Syracuse, he tweeted on Thursday afternoon. The Marvin Ridge (NC) prospect also holds offers from Boston College, Miami and Kentucky, among others.

Syracuse is in heavy pursuit of Long Island (NY) quarterback Jack Coan, reports’s Scott Brown. The 2017 prospect, rated four-stars, is fielding offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern and West Virginia, among others.

Brown also reports that New Jersey wide receiver Kevin Johnson Jr. is showing interest in the Orange, and will attend camp in the spring. He is a 2018 prospect.

Syracuse will host approximately 20 prospects on Saturday, writes’s Mike McAllister. Among the group includes four-star quarterback Kasim Kill, three-star offensive lineman Ethan Wiederkehr and three-star running back Tayon Fleet-Davis.

That’s all for today. Have a great weekend, everyone.

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