Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse lands commitment from 2017 DT Curtis Harper


A very happy birthday to former Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney! On to today’s recruiting links…

2017 defensive tackle Curtis Harper from McKeesport (PA) announced his commitment to Syracuse on Monday via Twitter. Harper chose the Orange over offers from Boston College, Colorado State, Iowa State and Connecticut.

Westtown (Pa.) School big man Mohamed Bamba plans to visit UCONN next Thursday, reports’s very own, Adam Zagoria. Duke, Maryland, UCLA, Syracuse and St. John’s are among the schools to have offered the 2017 prospect.

» Related: 2017 Florida tight end Aaron Hackett commits to Syracuse

Official offers went out to prospects today, and Syracuse commit Tommy DeVito was among the recruits to post a picture of that offer on Twitter. The 2017 New Jersey quarterback is currently rated three stars by Scout.’s Stephen Bailey reports that 2017 Virginia running back Damone Drew attempted to commit to Syracuse over the weekend, but the Orange wouldn’t accept. He is rated three stars, and was also considering Temple.

In June, Syracuse extended an offer to four-star guard Alex O’Connell.’s Evan Daniels reported on Monday that the 2017 prospect is taking a visit to Louisville.

That’s all for today. See you tomorrow!

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