Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse target Taurean Thompson to visit Michigan State, will commit after

Syracuse would like to add Thompson to its 2016 class

Congratulations to Syracuse for finishing 11th in the Director’s Cup spring standings! On to today’s recruiting links…’s very own, Adam Zagoria, writes that 2016 big man Taurean Thompson will visit Michigan State in the near future, and then will make his college decision. He is down to the Spartans, Syracuse and Seton Hall. “I gotta go on another visit and then I’ll commit right after,” he said.

Zagoria also reports that Syracuse is the team working hardest for 2017 wing Jordan Tucker. Maryland and Villanova are two other schools actively pursuing him.

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2017 wide receiver Eddie Lewis from Mater Dei (NJ) picked up an offer from Syracuse on Thursday, according to his Twitter feed. Boston College, Rutgers and Duke are among the schools pursuing him, according to 247 Sports.

2017 linebacker Steven Franklin received an offer from Syracuse, and is working to schedule an official visit, reports’s Stephen Bailey. Other schools he’s considering include Ole’ Miss, Kentucky, and Eastern Michigan.

Curtis Harper, a three-star defensive tackle from Mckeesport (Pa.) has narrowed his list to 10 schools, he tweeted. The 2017 star named Syracuse to that list, which also includes Temple, Wake Forest, Boston College and Iowa State.

That’s all for today. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

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