Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse offers Edwin Lopez, Donovan Peoples-Jones

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We start on some very sad news today, with a report saying that former Syracuse star Dion Waiters will be away from the Oklahoma City Thunder while he mourns the loss of his brother. On that melancholy note, we move to today’s recruiting links…

Shaquon Anderson-Butts a 2018 wide receiver from Harrisburg (PA), tweeted what appeared to be a top three on Thursday. The schools mentioned were Penn State, West Virginia and Syracuse, and he holds offers from all three. Other schools that have offered include Temple and Rutgers.

Syracuse extended an offer to 2017 three-star athlete Edwin Lopez, he reported on Twitter. It is his seventh offer, and other schools include Rutgers, NC State and Temple.

» Related: Syracuse offers Bryce Watts, Dalton Wagner; Jack Coan visits’s Corey Bender spoke with 2017 three-star defensive tackle Jamari Rouse, and he said that he’s been hearing a lot from North Carolina recently. He also speaks about Syracuse, and holds offers from both schools.’s Michael Clark gives an update on the recruitment of North Carolina defensive back Aapri Washington (cousin of former SU commit Robert Washington). Syracuse is listed as one of several schools still heavily vying for his services, along with Kentucky, TCU, Wake Forest, and others.

2017 Cass Tech (Mich.) wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones received an offer from Syracuse, according to The D Zone. Rated five-stars by 247 Sports, he now has over 20 offers, including USC, Michigan, Stanford, Florida and Florida State.

Have a great Thursday, everyone.

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