The 2019 class is seemingly set in stone. Jim Boeheim is starting to make hard pushes for top-level guys in the class of 2020. And now Syracuse has started to turn at least some of its attention to building up its 2021 class.
Just about a month after Boeheim and Gerry McNamara took a visit with 2021 five-star guard Terrence Clarke, SU has officially put its hat in the ring for 2021 five-star small forward Quincy Allen.
— Quincy Allen (@Qfromig) May 1, 2019
The 6-foot-6, 180 pound rising junior from Washington, D.C. is rated as a five-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite while both ESPN and Rivals have him scouted a bit lower as a four-star. All three services, however, have him ranked among the top 30 recruits in the 2021 class with Rivals slotting him at 21, 247Sports placing him at 26 and ESPN at 28.
It’s still very early in the process for Allen and there’s not a ton of information or scouting reports out there on him so there’s a bit of disagreement across the sites as to who has offered him and who has shown interest in his talents. To avoid all that confusion, it’s easier to go straight to the source.
According to his Twitter account, Allen currently boasts offers from Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Georgetown and Howard, who was the first school to extend an offer back in April of 2018. Other schools that have reportedly shown interest in the young small forward include NC State, Virginia and Villanova just to name a few of the big ones.
Needless to say, the interest is already there for Allen from some of the upper echelon programs in the country and it’s only going to get bigger and more intensified as the recruiting process goes on.
There’s not a ton of tape on him out there right now, but from the looks of it, he’s got a smooth jumper that he can hit off the bounce or on the catch and it’s just as effective from beyond the arc as it is in the midrange. He made a couple of slick passes in the half court and looks to have good athleticism at both ends of the floor.
Allen is a really talented guy with a lot of upside that is going to garner a lot of attention as he gets closer to the end of his high school career and gets ready to make the jump to the collegiate level. Syracuse has had success in plucking players out of the D.M.V area in the past (Frank Howard, Jerami Grant, Arinze Onuaku, etc.) so that might give them a very slight leg up. Whatever ends up happening with Allen’s career, it’s a good decision from SU to get in on his recruitment in the early stages so that they can put their best forward at every step along the way.