Recruiting Roundup: 2020 forward Woody Newton commits to Syracuse basketball

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Congratulations to the Syracuse women’s 4×100-meter relay team for breaking a school record over the weekend! On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse received its first commitment from the class of 2020 on Tuesday, landing 6-foot-8, 190-pound four-star forward Woody Newton, he announced on Twitter. The Mt. Zion Prep (Md.) wing is currently ranked 79th in his class according to 247 Sports. Among the other schools he held offers from included Seton Hall, Maryland and Georgetown.

Sticking with basketball and in the same class, D1 Circuit posted an interview on Twitter with Syracuse priority target Andre Jackson from the Nike NYBL. Among the topics he discusses is who he’d most like to have over for dinner. His response? “Jimi Hendrix. Drake. Lebron [James].”

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Over on the football side, the Orange extended an offer to class of 2021 running back Brandon Campbell, he announced on Twitter. Boston College, Memphis and Houston are some of the other schools who have offered the Texas native. He holds a four-star rating from 247 Sports, and his primary recruiter is Mike Lynch.

247 Sports’ Ed O’Brien caught up with 2020 defensive back Marques Watson-Trent over the weekend. The Pennsylvania native holds offers from schools like Navy, Lehigh and Cornell, and also plans on attending camps at Rutgers and Syracuse over the summer.

The Orange hosted priority quarterback target Christian Veilleux over the past weekend, writes’s Stephen Bailey. Bailey spoke to his high school coach from Canisius (NY) and it’s a “50/50” as to whether Veilleux stays in the class of 2020 or reclassify to 2021 and transfer to a prep school in the south. Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan are among the schools pursuing Veilleux.

That’s all for today from the Syracuse recruiting world. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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