A big reason why Chris McCullough made an early pledge to Syracuse was because of Brewster Academy teammate Ron Patterson committing to the Orange. On Thursday, Patterson signed his letter of intent to make his verbal commitment official.
"I'm wishing and hoping the best for him at Syracuse," McCullough said. "I think he will do good there. He's athletic and has long arms which helps on defense."
The same goes for 5-star point-guard Tyler Ennis. McCullough and Ennis have developed a friendship from their interactions at different tournaments throughout the summer.
"The same with Tyler," McCullough told CuseNation.com. "I wish and hope for the best for him. I know Tyler pretty well and he's a good player. He can score the ball and distribute the ball.
"He will play the role that Scoop Jardine played. I think he will help get us to a final four or a national title."
Right now, McCullough is the only verbal commitment for Syracuse in the 2014 class. However, he is considering a reclassification to 2013.
"It depends how my grades and SAT scores look," McCulloug said. "I don't know yet. I have to see if my grades are good."
It is very preliminary at this point, and nothing is definitive. But if McCullough decided to reclassify, things could get very interesting for Syracuse's 2013 class.