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2017 WR Thompson-Bishop Has Syracuse Atop Short List

Russell Thompson-Bishop says the Orange is the favorite.

Russell Thompson-Bishop is a wide receiver out of Bloomfield, Connecticut. 247Sports.com has him listed at 6-foot-2, 198 pounds. He isn’t rated on any of the major recruiting sites, but that hasn’t stopped him from catching the attention of a number of FBS schools, including Syracuse.

Thompson-Bishop visited Syracuse over the past few days and was offered a scholarship by Dino Babers in the middle of what was a busy recruiting weekend for the team. Babers wanted him to commit on the spot but the 2017 wide-out wasn’t ready to make a decision, per Syracuse.com.

“He was asking me to commit,” he told Stephen Bailey, “but I couldn’t make that decision without talking about it with my family.”

Babers wasn’t able to pull off the quick commit, but the Orange’s chances at landing Thompson-Bishop are still high. Here’s what we know after the weekend:

– Syracuse leads in his recruitment

– He loves the Dino Babers offense (Who doesn’t?)

– He wants to commit before the start of his senior season (August)

Thompson-Bishop told Syracuse.com Harvard, Boston College, Temple, Yale and UConn are recruiting him the hardest right now, and he also has offers from Navy, Army, Princeton and others.

Of the 10 commits Syracuse has in its 2017 class, four are wide receivers. Babers has made it clear he wants to fill his offensive scheme with his own guys in a hurry, and Thompson-Bishop could be the next in that line.

Posted: Nathan Dickinson

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