Lots to talk about in the weekly Syracuse recruiting roundup as we wave farewell to Taj Harris, who entered the transfer portal on Sunday.
It continues to be a busy time of the year in basketball recruiting. The Orange landed a commitment from Peter Carey, a 6-11 center in the class of 2022 from Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon High. Carey chose the Orange over offers from Rutgers, Albany, Iona and Bryant, among others. He does not have a rating from 247 Sports or Rivals at the moment.
After the commitment, Carey caught up with Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters, and detailed the reasons for committing. “I honestly didn’t think there was a school in the country that would be a better situation for me,” he said.
Syracuse remains active in the 2022 class, and actively pursuing 2022 Culpeper (Va.) Blue Ridge power forward Maliq Brown. Sports Illustrated’s Mike McAllister reported that Brown took an official visit to Syracuse this past weekend.
The Orange offered Brown back in March, and he holds offers from Georgetown, Penn State, Wake Forest, Texas A&M, NC State and Virginia Tech, among others. He unofficially visited the Hokies earlier in September. Brown is a former teammate of current Syracuse commit Justin Taylor.
Moving over to the gridiron, the Orange is continuing to look at its class of 2022 options, and offered quarterback Jalen Daniels out of Lincoln (Calif.) High. Daniels, a 6-5, 215 pound prospect, is rated three stars by 247 Sports, and also holds offers from Howard and Morgan State. While he doesn’t hold any other P5 offers yet, he’s drawing interest from Arizona State, Kansas State and UCLA.
It was the first power five offer for the 6-5, 220 pound signal caller. “I’ve got a big arm,” Daniels said to McAllister. “I like to extend the play if I need to.
Earlier in the week, Syracuse offered 2023 offensive lineman Roderick Kearney from Orange (Fla.) Park. Kearney, rated three stars, holds offers from a variety of high majors that includes Florida, FSU, Miami and West Virginia, among others.
Some frustrating news to end off on, as the Orange lost a commitment in the 2022 class, as defensive lineman Malachi Davis announced his decommitment from Syracuse on Friday. He originally committed back in March, but the Holt (Mich.) native wanted to play closer to home, and is now committed to Toledo. Louisville and Vanderbilt were his other high-major offers.