Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse makes top eight for Donovan Clingan

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Feb. 1, 2020; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim speaks with reporters following a 97-88 loss to the Duke Blue Devils. Mandatory Credit: Brad Bierman, The Juice Online.

Congratulations to Peter Dearth, Stephen Rehfuss, and Jamie Trimboli for being selected in the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League draft! On to today’s recruiting links…

Syracuse made the top eight for class of 2022 center Donovan Clingan from Bristol (Conn.) Central, he announced on Monday via Twitter. The 7-foot-1 prospect also included Michigan, Ohio State, Georgetown, UConn, Providence, Rutgers and Notre Dame on his list. 247 Sports ranks Clingan as a four-star prospect, and he’s ranked as the No. 55 overall prospect in his class.

Rivals.com’s Rob Cassidy recently caught up with 2022 four-star point guard J.J. Starling. Among his suitors include Alabama, Miami and St. John’s, but there is one school that he speaks to more than others. “I talk to Syracuse the most. We talk on the phone the most,” Starling said. He currently plays at La Lumiere (Ind.) School, but is originally from the Syracuse area. Rivals.com has him as the No. 104 prospect in his class.

Class of 2022 offensive lineman Alessandro Lorenzett tweeted on Tuesday that he picked up an offer from Syracuse. The Canadian prospect also holds offers from Georgia Tech, FIU, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan, among other schools.

Three-star Florida defensive end Richard Thomas Jr., released his top five on Tuesday on Twitter, and Syracuse made the cut. The American Heritage (Fla.) High School prospect is also considering Indiana, Mississippi State, Penn State and Pittsburgh. He’s in the class of 2022.

In October, Syracuse was the first Power 5 school to offer Wisconsin offensive lineman Chad Schuster. Since then, he’s picked up offers from South Dakota, Buffalo, Tulane, and Bowling Green, among others. 247 Sports’ Stephen Bailey caught up with Schuster on Monday, to discuss other P5 schools who are interested, why the Orange remains high on his list, and the next steps in his recruiting process. He’s rated three stars by 247 Sports and is ranked the 1,071st prospect in his class.

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On the women’s side, Syracuse offered Grayslake (Ill.) Central High forward Tahj Bloom, she tweeted on Monday. The c/o 2024 recruit also holds an offer from Maryland.

That’s all for today. Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.