Recruiting Roundup: 2017 wing Jordan Tucker calls visit to Syracuse ‘great’

Syracuse landed a commitment from Jordan Tucker

Looks like Syracuse and UCONN will be renewing their rivalry this winter at Madison Square Garden. On to today’s recruiting links…’s very own, Adam Zagoria, caught up with three Syracuse recruits who were in Central New York over the weekend. 2017 wing Jordan Tucker called the visit ‘great’ and that he ‘enjoyed himself.’ “I’m one of the priorities for them in the Class of 2017 and I would fit perfectly in their system,” Tucker said.

Zagoria also chatted with elite 2017 guard Hamidou Diallo. “The pitch was how much freedom Coach [Jim Boeheim] gives the guards and he wants me to come and take on that two-guard spot,” said Diallo. Duke, Kentucky, UConn and St. John’s are among the schools pursuing Diallo.

The Orange’s last remaining big man target in the class of 2016, Taurean Thompson, also was on the SU campus. “Taurean’s visit went well to Syracuse,” his high school coach told Zagoria. Michigan State was the latest school to throw its hat in the ring for Thompson’s services.

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2017 Orlando (Fla.) linebacker Nick Smith tweeted on Tuesday evening that he had received an offer from Syracuse. He holds offers from UNC, Indiana, Louisville and Maryland, among others.

Altamonte Springs (Fla.) running back Trace Christian reported on Twitter that he had received a Syracuse offer. Rated three stars by Scout, he holds offers from Mississippi State, NC State, Illinois and Louisville.’s Corey Bender reports that the Orange offered 2018 wide receiver Bryce Oliver. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) prospect also has offers from Iowa State, UCF and Temple.

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

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