Recruiting Roundup: Matt Moyer, Tyus Battle named Gatorade Players of the Year

Battle committed to Syracuse

Welcome to the greatest day in all of sports! Before the NCAA Tourney kicks off, here are your recruiting links for the day…

2016 Syracuse basketball commits Tyus Battle and Matt Moyer were named Gatorade Players of the Year for their respective states, New Jersey and Connecticut. This past season, Battle averaged 19.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game, according to USA Today. Meanwhile, Moyer averaged 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Olalere Oladipo, a defensive end from Huntley (Ill.) tweeted on Wednesday that he had received an offer from Syracuse. He is rated three stars by Rivals, and holds offers from Illinois, Minnesota and Indiana, among others.

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In late February, Syracuse extended an offer to Michigan three-star wide receiver Cody White. On Wednesday, White announced on Twitter that he was staying in state, pledging to the Spartans. He was also considering Wisconsin, Duke, and Boston College, among others.

2017 defensive back Brian Edwards will now be taking his visit to Syracuse during his spring break from March 21 to 22, reports’s Scott Brown. The 2017 prospect also holds offers from Miami, North Carolina and Clemson, among others.

Villanova assistant coach Ashley Howard, and La Salle coaches Sean Neal and Horace Owens, watched Neumann-Goretti’s (PA) Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and Quade Green early in the week, reports City of Basketball Love’s Josh Verlin. The 2017 prospects both hold offers from Syracuse.

That’s all for today. See you all tomorrow.

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