Syracuse has been after some elite talent in the class of 2013, and they are looking to add a wing to join Tyler Ennis as an Orange commit. One of their targets is 4-star forward Tyler Roberson. Jim Boeheim and Mike Hopkins paid him a visit on Monday at his home in New Jersey. He spoke with CuseNation.com about the visit and setting a date for his official visit to Syracuse.
"Coach Hopkins and Coach Boeheim were there," Roberson explained. "It was good. We talked about a lot of things like the school, academics, about the basketball team and how they think I'd fit in."
Roberson said Syracuse was the only school who had an in-home visit on Monday. The Orange are a school he is definitely interested in, and are in his top 10. He said he is currently working with a top 10 of Villanova, Kentucky, Florida, Rutgers, Seton Hall, South Carolina, SMU, Kansas, and Alabama in addition to Syracuse. Currently, he has no leaders.
But the Syracuse visit left a big impression on the Roselle (NJ) product.
"I'm going to visit there on the 5th," Roberson detailed. "I'm interested. I like Syracuse a lot. I learned a lot about them today. I'm hoping to learn even more things on the visit and just keep talking to the coaches.
"I learned things today like about their style of play. I was already pretty familiar with it but I learned more details. The coaches went into detail for me. I reallly liked it. It all sounded good."
After hearing what Boeheim and Hopkins had to say, Roberson feels he would be a good fit for the Orange system. He believes his skill set would allow him to be very successful.
"It sounded like the style of play would really fit me," Roberson said. "Like the way they were explaining it with the offense and their defensive system, it sounded really good."
The four-star forward is looking to cut his list to a top 5 by the end of September or early October at the latest. His visit to Syracuse on October 5th will be an official visit. Roberson is also taking an official to SMU on September 27th.