Quadir Copeland, the 2022 4-star combo guard out of Gettysburg, PA will make his commitment decision tonight at 7:30 EST. Will he decide to join forces with Kamari Lands and Justin Taylor?
Syracuse has certainly led the way during the recruiting process. It’s clear Jim Boeheim and Co really want this kid. In the mix aside from SU are Maryland, Oklahoma St, LaSalle, DePaul, Oregon, Miami, and Penn St.
Definitely some solid competition in the likes of Oregon, Oklahoma St, Maryland, and Miami. Though ultimately, this is Syracuse’s race to lose.
Whether or not you’re into crystal ball prediction it’s hard to make the argument they’re wrong. Currently, on 247, there are three predictions of varying confidence that have Copeland committing to the Orange.
As for how the recruiting trail has gone for the 4-star, he burst onto the scene last summer drawing interest from Penn State who offered him, followed by plenty of other suitors over the next 5 months. This past June, during the heat of the recruiting season, Copeland didn’t take many visits. In fact only one officially, it was Syracuse on June 22nd. Aside from an unofficial visit to Maryland, Copeland’s visit to the Salt city was the only one he made. Safe to say that definitely helps SU’s chances going into tonight’s decision.
Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated Syracuse was sat down for an interview with Copeland, in which he drew the young guard’s feelings about his visit:
“The best part really was, in my eyes, going to coach Boeheim’s house for dinner,” Copeland said. “Just chillin’ with the whole team. That was amazing just being around all of those types of people and it just felt like a family there. No one treated me like I was a high school kid or treated me any differently. They treated me like I was already going to Syracuse. So it was just normal with how we bonded and connected. It was just a regular team. Nobody was acting like they were too big. Everybody was treating me like I was one of them. Even coach Boeheim. I got to talk to him a lot over this visit. Amazing guy. Wise guy. He had a lot of history to back it up. You would think he’d forget some but he remembers it all from Earl the Pearl Monroe to Dion Waiters to Michael Carter-Williams. He remembered all that. He had so many stories to tell us and we were all eager to listen to him. That was really the best part of the trip.”
We’ll have coverage of Copeland’s decision on Twitter @OrangeFizz as well as right here on our website tonight.