Syracuse has made headlines on the recruiting trails in both football and basketball in the last few days and the Fizz has the scoop.
Big Visiting Weekend For Football
Over 20 class of 2017 recruits visited campus last weekend. Many of them live somewhere in New York; the state Dino Babers said he really wants to target moving forward in the 2017 class.
Buffalo native Isaiah McDuffie, who committed to Syracuse as a linebacker when Scott Shafer coached, tweeted that he felt at home at SU. Offensive tackle Ethan Wiederkehr called his visit to SU special on his Twitter page. Wiederkehr hails from Shoreham, New York.
In terms of players without offers, Christian Brothers Academy stars Dan Damico (LB) and Noah Jordan-Williams (WR) each came to campus to meet with the new staff. Fairport, N.Y. native Kyle Schreiner also made the trek to ‘Cuse. In a tweet, Schreiner called visit to SU a great experience.
Filling the defensive end need
Delaware State graduate transfer DE Gabe Sherrod plans to visit Syracuse next weekend. California junior college defensive end Justin Stewart has also been contacted by Syracuse’s staff but has not yet set a date to visit.
How Will SU Wrap Up 2016 Basketball Class?
Scout.com reported SU assistant Gerry McNamara watched Pennsylvania center Cheickna Dembele on Friday. The Mali native moved to the US last fall. He does not yet have a Syracuse offer, but that could change when Jim Boeheim visits with Cheickna on Tuesday, per Scout.
Elsewhere in the 2016 class, New Jersey forward Taurean Thompson trimmed his list of potential collegiate destinations last week. In addition to Syracuse: Georgetown, Seton Hall and Providence were the other schools to make the cut.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette