Orange Madness is more than just the beginning of basketball season. It poses a great opportunity for Syracuse to showcase the Carrier Dome, its fans and the team to potential commits. The Orange will be banking on the environment on Friday night to aide in the recruitment of several key targets.
The list of recruits who will be in the Dome on Friday night begins with a few familiar faces as Syracuse’s 2016 recruiting class will be well represented. Matthew Moyer will be there and Tyus Battle is coming to the Dome with his younger brother Khalif. Providence transfer Paschal Chuckwu will also be in attendance.
Joining them will be Cameron Reddish, a guard who is the 8th ranked prospect in the class of 2018, according to ESPN. The Orange may also host 2017 prospects Quade Green and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree.
This is all well and good, but what does it mean? Well, obviously, it means that Syracuse is on the minds of Reddish, Green, and Cosby-Roundtree. That is, of course, the first step needed in bringing them to the Hill in the future. Obviously, once the players are here, the Orange will have to do all of the normal visit activities.
They have to make the kids feel at home, convince them that Syracuse is the best place for their talents to develop and show off the facilities that Syracuse has to offer. Of course, chief among these facilities is the always out-dated but still incredibly special Carrier Dome.
The perfect time to do so is during Orange Madness. Though the Dome will be far from fill, the recruits can still get the feeling of what it is like to play basketball in a football stadium. It is a one of a kind venue with a one of a kind fan-base and the Orange may just have their present on the court and their future in the stands during Orange Madness.