If you don’t know the name Terrence Clarke by now, you will soon. Jim Boehiem and Gerry McNamara visited the 6-6 five star guard this weekend in New Hampshire.
Clarke is only a sophomore and a member of the 2021 class but the Orange have been after him for awhile now and already made an offer. He’s currently ranked third in the ESPN Top 25 for that class and more importantly he plays for a high school you might recognize: Brewster Academy.
Taurean Thompson, Buddy Boeheim, CJ Fair, and the last Syracuse five star recruit from the 2014 class, Chris McCullough, all played high school ball at Brewster Academy. Clarke grew up in the Boston area and transferred to Brewster for this year so he didn’t play with Buddy at all last year.
Offers: Georgetown, Indiana, NC State, Syracuse, Wake Forest, UCONN, Iowa
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Clarke led Brewster Academy in points per game as a sophomore, which is pretty darn impressive considering Jalen Lecque (NC State commit) and others played for that Brewster team. Jason Smith, the head coach of Brewster Academy, told Syracuse.com he’s one of the most talented players they’ve ever had.
Barring some change of pace, Clarke would be the highest rated Syracuse recruit since Carmelo Anthony if he were to pick the Orange.
So what are the chances Syracuse gets him?
Why he would pick Syracuse:
- Brewster Academy connection
- Been in on him since day one
- Already seen campus and went to SU Elite Camp last summer
Why he wouldn’t pick Syracuse:
- Has voiced interest in Kentucky in past. 247sports.com Dylan Prezkop has already predicted Kentucky. (only prediction on his crystal ball right now)
- Will also likely get elite level offers from likes of Duke, Carolina etc down the road.
It’s still super early in the process for Clarke. He is only a sophomore and hasn’t even begun to make a list or trim down schools. It’s superficial to even make predictions right now of any sort. Regardless, Clarke is someone you will want to monitor going forward. He’s the highest priority in the 2021 class right now and would be a program-altering recruit if Syracuse got him.