Recruiting Weekend Primer

Syracuse has a big recruiting weekend ahead, for both football and basketball. CuseNation.com breaks it all down inside with everything you need to be prepared with signing day on the horizon.

Syracuse football has a huge recruiting weekend just days before national signing day with several priority targets on campus.

The basketball program will have some talented prospects on campus as well, making a huge weekend for the Orange.

Football Recruits

Uncommitted Targets

Adly Enoicy
Position: Tight End
School: Atlantic High School (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 215 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: The former high school teammate of Brisly Estime, Enoicy is reportedly committed to Florida International. However, he is still taking his official to Syracuse. George McDonald is a factor here, and the Orange would love to land another playmaker.
Visit Commitment Probability: 50%

Jonathan Thomas
Position: Linebacker
School: Collins Hills High School (Suwanee, Ga.)
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 210 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: Thomas moved on from Oklahoma after they were not straight with where he stood. Syracuse has continued to recruit him hard, and appear to be the frontrunner. Georgia and Miami have both sniffered around, but neither appear to be on the verge of offering.
Visit Commitment Probability: 80%

Darrius Sapp
Position: Defensive Tackle
School: Valdosta High School (Valdosta, Ga.)
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 323 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: Sapp is one of three defensive tackles on campus this weekend. Syracuse will take at least one, possibly two. He would likely commit if the Orange want him, but it is unclear who the priorities are at the position. Sapp has the most size, which could be appealing.
Visit Commitment Probability: 50%

Kayton Samuels
Position: Defensive Tackle
School: Arabia Mountain High School (Lithonia, Ga.)
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 289 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: Samuels decommitted from Georgia State recently, and is down to Syracuse and Ball State. If the Orange will take him, that is the likely landing spot. Otherwise, he will head to Ball State.
Visit Commitment Probability: 50%

Trumaine Washington
Position: Cornerback
School: Miami Killian High School (Miami, Fla.)
Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 170 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: Washington visited Louisville last week and seemed to have a good time. However, he has discussed playing at the next level with his fellow South Florida cornerback Antwan Cordy. Syracuse would like both, and it wouldn't be a stunner if they pulled off the package deal.
Visit Commitment Probability: 55%

Antwan Cordy
Position: Cornerback
School: South Dade Senior High School (Homestead, Fla.)
Height: 5-foot-9
Weight: 180 lbs
Rating: NR
The Latest: Cordy is very high on Syracuse, and a commitment is very possible. McDonald is a big influence here the Orange will make a push to land both him and his friend Trumaine Washington.
Visit Commitment Probability: 85%

Flip Candidates

Jalen Harvey
Position: Defensive Tackle
School: Clay-Chalkville High School (Pinson, Ala.)
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 300 lbs
Currently Committed: Western Kentucky
Rating:
The Latest: Harvey's favorite players are all Syracuse alums in Dwight Freeney, Arthur Jones and Chandler Jones. He is excited about his official visit and will be accompanied by his mom. Defensive line coach Tim Daoust had an in-home visit Monday night, and his parents were impressed. He is likely to be the biggest priority at defensive tackle and could pull the trigger.
Visit Commitment Probability: 85%

Justin Hughes
Position: Linebacker
School: Tucker High School (Tucker, Ga.)
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 206 lbs
Currently Committed To: Kansas State
Rating:
The Latest: Hughes was supposed to visit Syracuse this weekend. However, he tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he is 100% committed to Kansas State and will not take anymore visits. .
Visit Commitment Probability: 0%

Verbally Committed

Colton Moskal
Position: Linebacker
School: Lake Zurich High School (Lake Zurich, Ill.)
Height: 6-foot-1.5
Weight: 215 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: Moskal has one of the highest ceilings in Syracuse's class. He has been a solid verbal for some time and is excited about taking his official visit.

Jamal Custis
Position: Tight End
School: St. John Neumann High School (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 225 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: Custis has been contacted by a couple other schools, including Miami, but hasn't waivered from his commitment. As a huge basketball fan, he is excited about the Syracuse/Duke matchup.

Rodney Williams
Position: Safety
School: Cherry Hill High-West High School (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 180 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: Williams has been a big Syracuse advocate since he committed a while back. He has been to campus multiple times on unofficials, but will experience a new side of the Orange during his official visit.

Ervin Philips
Position: Running Back
School: West Haven High School (West Haven, Conn.)
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 176 lbs
Rating:
The Latest: The lone running back in the 2014 class, Philips will return to the Syracuse campus hoping to help the Orange land more talent. He is a shifty, quick back who has the versatility to line-up in the slot.

Basketball Recruits

Uncommitted Targets

Moustapha Diagne
Position: Power Forward
School: Pope John XXIII High School (Sparta, N.J.)
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 230 lbs
Class: 2015
Rating:
The Latest: Diagne has been a priority for Syracuse for some time. They love his inside game and natural defensive abilities. He would be a great fit along the backline of the 2-3 zone. He is on commitment watch this weekend.
Visit Commitment Probability: 75%

Tyus Battle
Position: Point Guard
School: Gill St. Bernard's (Gladstone, N.J.)
Height: 6-foot-4.5
Weight: 175 lbs
Class: 2016
Rating:
The Latest: Battle is the top target for Syracuse in the 2016 class. He is a five star, big point guard who would be an ideal fit at the top of the Orange zone. Expect Syracuse to go after Battle hard throughout the process. He has visited Syracuse multiple times in the past.
Visit Commitment Probability: 0%

Committed Prospects

Malachi Richardson
Position: Shooting Guard
School: Trenton Catholic Academy (Hamilton, N.J.)
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 175 lbs
Class: 2015
Rating:
The Latest: Richardson committed shortly after visiting for the Indiana game. He returns for the first time as a Syracuse commit, and will help the Orange try to land Diagne.


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