Syracuse already has one prospect in the fold for 2014, but they are looking for more. Kaleb Joseph, four star point guard from Cushing Academy in Massachusetts, appears to be their top target. Recently, Joseph was visited by Jim Boeheim and Mike Hopkins.
"He (Boeheim) along with other head coaches came up to watch me work out," Joseph recalled. "They watched me work out a little with my team. After the work out I spoke to all of them. Coach Boeheim, he came up with Coach Hopkins.
"They both came up. We just talked about how I would fit into their system really well with my length and athleticism. Just about how good of a fit it would be. How he thinks I would excel there."
Joseph says Syracuse is recruiting him hard and that's something he can tell because of how often they are in contact. That contact is helping them build a strong relationship.
"Every time we talk about it, it's kind of understood," Joseph claimed. "He woke me up yesterday morning and he calls me all the time. We talk almost every day. We're building a good relationship just like I am with the rest of the schools. They're coming at me pretty hard. I talk to coach all the time."
Joseph says that right now, he is not rushing the process. He is focused on the summer AAU season, and will look to start making tough choices after that.
"It feels good to be wanted by a school like Syracuse," Joseph admitted. "But I'm just trying to take it all in. I'm not really worried about the recruiting process; I'm just trying to get better. I haven't really trimmed my list down. I'm just kind of taking it day by day. I'm going to wait until after this AAU season and I take some visits.
"I've been talking to Coach Boeheim and Coach Hop about going up to Syracuse as well. After I take visits to some schools, I'll have a good feeling for what I'm looking for campus wise. I think Syracuse wanted me to come up sometime in May. After this next live period."
Don't expect Syracuse to back off during the live periods and the AAU season. He says Syracuse seems to be at nearly all of his games, and that shouldn't change this summer.
"Last live period, they were at almost all of my games," Joseph explained. "Coach Hop sat right in front of the basket for a lot of the games. So I see them at a lot of my games."