"I loved it down there, especially when I walked in the Carrier Dome," Fair said. "My eyes just lit up."
According to Fair's father, Carl, Syracuse' ability to develop big men played a major role in the decision to give the Orangemen a verbal commitment.
"It came down to them being able to develop forwards early on," the elder Fair said. "From Carmelo [Anthony] to Hakim Warrick and Donte Green, they have had a bunch of great forwards and they have a great class coming."
"They kind of blew us away," he continued. "It's just a great opportunity. A lot of schools showed us love, but they showed us phenomenal love."
To go with Fair, at standout at Baltimore (Md.) City College, Syracuse also has a pledge from South Kent (Conn.) School standout Dion Waiters.