With some important prospects potentially deciding within the next couple of months, CuseNation.com takes a look at which are likely to choose Syracuse by firing up our commitment calculator once again.
The scale is 1-star to 5-stars, with 5-star being most likely to commit to the Orange.
Ish Witter: 5-stars – Rutgers is seemingly out of the picture after landing Jonathan Hilliman. That puts Syracuse in a good spot to land the talented Floridian running back. There isn't another school involved right now, which means all signs point to Witter committing to the Orange. That will likely happen during an official visit this fall.
Aaron Roberts: 3-stars – Syracuse is in a good spot with Roberts who is still down to the Orange and Illinois. But a push by the Illini cause Roberts to take a step back in his recruitment. He has an official scheduled for September 14th and the Orange's home opener. Roberts, who was a Syracuse lean for some time, says he is 50/50 between the two schools. Visits will tell the tale here.
Deion Hallmon: 2-stars – Everyone's favorite enigma is set to announce on Monday. There have been mixed rumblings on who he will commit to, and Hallmon has already stated he informed the chose staff of his decision. Who knows where he picks. Monday should be interesting and won't likely be the end of his recruitment regardless of his choice.
Jamal Custis: 4-stars – After declaring Syracuse was his top school after his visit, and admitting he considered committing, Custis is looking to visit Pittsburgh before making a decision. Still, the Orange made quite an impression and his ability to potentially walk-on to the basketball team could be a big factor. Expect Custis to end up Orange when all is said and done.
Thomas Holley: 2-stars – Prior to his visit and delaying of his decision, this was easily a 1-star chance for Syracuse. However, the Orange did their part in wowing the four star defensive tackle. Delaying his decision until after the season only helps Syracuse. Now they have to try to get Holley back on campus for an official with his mom joining him on the trip. Syracuse still has to compete against some elite programs for his services, but are in a better spot than most originally thought.
Beau Benzschawel: 5-stars – The three star offensive tackle has admitted Syracuse is in the driver's seat, and says he is working on planning an official visit. The Orange are the only school he is looking to take an official to this fall.
Steve Ishmael: 4-stars - Ishmael has not scheduled his official visit yet and has never seen the Syracuse campus. Despite that, the Orange are one of the favorites to land one of South Florida's most talented athletes. George McDonald has been recruiting him for years and has developed a strong relationship with both Ishmael and Ishmael's coach.
Qadree Ollison: 2-stars – The three star in-state running back has interest in the Orange, but appears to be favoring other programs. Should Syracuse get a second visit, that could change things. But right now, the Orange are on the outside looking in here.
Ervin Phillips: 2-stars – The low probability is not because Phillips will choose elsewhere, but rather that the Orange will likely move on once they land Witter.