'Everything about Syracuse felt right'

Syracuse snagged its initial class of 2015 commitment in four-star power forward Tyler Lydon on Thursday evening, and he broke down his pledge with CuseNation.com the next day.

There wasn't much time in between Tyler Lydon earning a Syracuse offer and his commitment to the ACC's newest force, and he went public with it on Thursday night.

A day later, the four-star power forward out of The New Hampton School (New Hampton, N.H.) seemed as excited as he was initially in speaking to CuseNation.com about why he chose Jim Boeheim's program.

"It's close to home, my family will be able to come watch every game and stuff like that," he said. "The style of play, the way they play fits good with my stuff and I've seen what they could do with a player at my position.

"And the coaching staff. They have great energy and I love talking to them...just everything about Syracuse felt right."

Lydon used technology to announce the decision, taking to Twitter, and it was even involved in his commitment process to the Orange staff.

"I texted Coach [Mike] Hopkins to see if I could call and be on speakerphone or something, then he said to call Boeheim tonight," he said. "I did and he sounded excited, he was excited for everything.

"Then coach Hopkins called me and he was going crazy with how excited he was."

With the No. 18 player at his position nationally now on board, the staff can think about how they may use the 6-foot-8, 185-pounder once he gets on campus.

"They've talked about playing me at the four (power forward), getting me in their system however it works," Lydon said. "Boeheim talked to my parents today and he knows I'm an option to shoot at the four, too."

One of the more gifted front-court players that the Orange has landed of late, and with the direction of college basketball, is there any one-and-done talk from the four-star?

"Right now, I'm just focused on getting better," he said. ""Committing takes a lot of stress off, and I just want to go into Syracuse and be the best I can be.

"If I'm one and done that would be great, but if it takes four years and a graduate from Syracuse, I wouldn't have a problem with that at all. I'm just going to keep working and go from there."

To see what Lydon's commitment means for the Orange in the grand sceheme of recruiting, check out the recruiting ripple feature on him HERE.

CuseNation.com's Mike McAllister contributed to this report

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