Recruiting Roundup: Elite 2017 guard Hamidou Diallo to visit Syracuse this weekend

With just two returning starters, Jim Boeheim will have plenty of options for his lineup combinations next season

Syracuse football is officially back! And on that note, let’s move to today’s recruiting links…

Elite 2017 guard Hamidou Diallo will be taking an unofficial visit to Syracuse this weekend, writes’s very own, Adam Zagoria. He will be joined by 2016 SU commit Matt Moyer, and both will attend the Orange v. NC State game. “I don’t have any early favorites,” he said.

2016 big man Taurean Thompson is settling into his new digs at Brewster Academy (NH), writes’s Mike Waters. “Everything is calm and quiet. I like it. I like change. I don’t run from change.” Syracuse is among the four schools that Thompson is considering.

2017 tight end Alexander Marshall tweeted on Tuesday evening that he had received an offer from Syracuse. The New Hampshire prospect also holds offers from NC State, Nebraska and Pittsburgh, and has a three-star rating from Scout.

» Related: 2017 three-star offensive tackle Cody Bowes lists Syracuse in top 10

2017 defensive lineman Dominick Covatto will be among five teammates from Cathedral Prep (PA) visiting Syracuse this weekend, reports’s Scott Brown. The group will be a mix of 2017 and 2018 prospects.

Justin P. Hicks from writes that Pioneer (Mich.) junior running back Antjuan Simmons now has 39 different offers to choose from. More recently, he earned offers from Texas A&M, Syracuse, Maryland, Arizona, Oregon and California. He added that he plans on taking a visit to Syracuse at some point.

Sugarcreek Garaway (OH) offensive lineman Joel Honigford tells 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong that he will be visiting both Penn State and Pittsburgh this weekend. He now holds offers from nearly 20 schools, a list that includes Syracuse.

Have a great Wednesday, everyone.

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