Three-star Christian Brothers Academy football player Syair Torrence just decommitted from his second school, Michigan State. This comes just months after decommitting from SU in May. Do the Orange have a shot at keeping Torrence in Syracuse? The answer is complicated.
Torrence’s timeline started last November, when he originally stated he was going to SU. But in May, he decommitted after receiving an offer from Michigan State. In June, Torrence said he would become a Spartan. But yesterday, after MSU head coach Mel Tucker was fired amid sexual harassment allegations, the high school senior is looking for his collegiate home for a third time.
Torrence is certainly a valuable player tha teams will be going after. He’s a three-star recruit according to 247 Sports, as well as the fifth-best player in the entire state of New York. Torrence is also a versatile player, who’s been recruited as both a wide receiver and a cornerback.
Other teams that have given offers to Torrence include Boston College, Rutgers, and even Michigan, the in-state rival of Michigan State.
The offer from the Wolverines came in August, after Torrence had already committed to the Spartans, so clearly Michigan has been confident in its recruiting chances for a while.
BC also has an inside track. A few weeks ago, the Eagles hosted Torrence on a visit during their Red Bandana Game against Florida State. The fact that Boston College got him to campus when he was already committed to another school is a good sign for that program.
Syracuse’s relationship with Torrence is complicated. His older brother, Symir, used to play basketball for SU, but transferred downstate to Binghamton. While that direct connection to the Orange is gone, Torrence plays at CBA, just three miles away from campus. Plus, given his former commitment to Syracuse, the recruit already has a connection to head coach Dino Babers.
So can the Orange entice Syair Torrence to come back home? Only time will tell, but it’s another chance for Babers to improve on a solid class in 2024.