Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Chris Bunch, A’mauri Washington, Kaj Sanders

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Jan 22, 2020; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim talks to his players during a timeout in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports.

So much to talk about as we approach mid-October in the Syracuse recruiting world…

We start off on the hardwood today, as Syracuse has landed in the top 3 for 2022 wing Chris Bunch. The Orange, along with Rutgers and Washington are in his finalists, according to Tipton Hoops. Bunch took his second visit to Syracuse in September and is currently ranked the 58th overall recruit and four stars according to 247 Sports.

He currently attends Wasatch (Utah) Academy and will announce his decision on Oct. 31.

One side note before we move on to football: former Syracuse point guard Jason Hart’s son committed to Long Beach State over the weekend. He is rated three stars and ranked just inside the top 250 according to 247 Sports.

Syracuse may have lost to Wake Forest on Saturday, but they played in front of plenty of recruits. Among them was 2023 wide receiver Amarri Pitts from local Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.). He was joined by fellow CBA WR/DB Syair Torrence, a 2024 prospect who received an offer from the Orange earlier in the year.

Sports Illustrated’s Mike McAllister detailed the rest of the weekend list, which also included 2023 wide receiver Damarion Potts (NJ), and 2024 DB Jaylen McClain (NJ). 2022 commits LeQuint Allen (running back) and Joe Cruz (OL) were also on campus.

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The Orange also handed out a few offers this week, starting with 2023 defensive lineman A’mauri Washington, who tweeted out his offer on Friday. He holds a slew of offers from high-majors, including Arizona, Florida State and Michigan. The Chandler (AZ) High prospect is rated three stars by 247 Sports.

The same day, Syracuse assistant coach Nick Monroe also offered 2024 defensive back Kaj Sanders from Bergen (NJ) Catholic. His only other offer at the moment is from Temple.

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