Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Big hoops visits, offers for Dillan Fontas, Kamran James

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It was a big weekend in recruiting for the Syracuse basketball team as they hosted two of their priority targets on official visits.

2022 wing Chris Bunch took his second official visit to campus, first reported by’s Mike Waters. It was the second official visit for Bunch, who also visited in June. He’s ranked 72nd in the class by 247 Sports and has a four-star rating.

Among the other schools he’s officially visited include Washington and Rutgers. Other offers include Maryland, Oklahoma, Iowa State and Seton Hall.

He was joined on campus by another 2022 prospect, Sunderland (Mass.) Northfield Mount Hermon center Peter Carey, first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Mike McAllister. Carey was offered by Syracuse in July shortly after Syracuse’s Elite Camp, and also holds a high-major offer from Rutgers.

Other mid-majors to have offered Carey include Iona, Umass and Albany. He is currently not rated or ranked by 247 Sports.

Over in the football world, Syracuse handed out two offers in the past week to a pair of 2023 prospects.

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Starting locally, Syracuse offered 2023 defensive lineman Dillan Fontas from Canarsie (N.Y.) High, he tweeted. It was the first Power 5 offer for Fontas, who also holds offers from mid-majors Temple and FAU.

Elsewhere on the defensive line, Syracuse offered 2023 prospect Kamran James from Olympia (Fla.) High. The Orlando prospect tweeted the news, saying it was his first college offer.”

Finally, a Syracuse offeree in the class of 2022 is off the board. Linebacker Deuce Spurlock, rated three stars by 247 Sports and ranked the 1,274th prospect in his class pledged to Michigan over the weekend over finalist Auburn. The Orange had offered him back in July.

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