Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse offers Damone Drew, Darrian McNeal, Allan Walters

Congratulations to the SU women’s tennis team for cracking the top 25 for the first time in program history! On to today’s recruiting links…

2018 quarterback Allan Walters from Paramus (NJ) tweeted that he received an offer from Syracuse. He already holds offers from Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville and Michigan, among others.

Three-star wide receiver Darrian McNeal from Seffner (Fla.) received an offer from Syracuse, he tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. The 2017 prospect’s offer list includes Louisville, Boston College and Georgia Tech.

Running back Damone Drew from Stafford (VA) from Virginia and Cincinnati, and now has one from Syracuse, he tweeted. The 2017 prospect is rated three-stars by Scout.’s Allen Trieu reports that Syracuse has offered Newburgh Castle (Ind.) offensive lineman Bryce Bailey. Scout ranks him at three-stars, and he holds offers from Illinois, Iowa State and Toledo, among others.

» Related: JUCO defensive back Michael Moore commits to Syracuse

Trieu also reports that Syracuse is the first offer for Detroit (Mich.) 2018 running back Zhamaine March.

2017 Michigan prospect Antjuan Simmons, a one-time Syracuse recruit, picked Ohio State earlier in the week. Simmons was Michigan’s top running back, but will be playing linebacker for the Buckeyes. “If I can run fast and hit people, I don’t care where I play,” Simmons told the Free Press.

Syracuse hosted a pair of John Carroll (Md.) teammates earlier in the week. Shortly after the visit, wide receiver Niko Rice and running back Devin Darrington told’s Scott Brown they had picked up offers from LaFayette.

Three-star Miramar (Fla.) defensive back Brian Edwards tells’s Mike McAllister that may be closing in on a decision. The 2017 prospect has an offer list that includes Clemson, USC and Louisville, but tells McAllister that Syracuse would be his top choice.

One basketball note for today: Syracuse assistant coach Adrian Autry was on hand to watch Christian David, a 6-5 Filipino-Canadian shooting guard, at Vermont Academy on Wednesday, reports’s very own, Adam Zagoria.

In closing, who’s ready for the return of Boeheim’s Army for The Basketball Tournament? See you all tomorrow…

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