After Trevon Duval, the top point guard in the 2017 class, announced he would transfer to Advanced Prep International (Dallas, TX), Syracuse was thought to be all-but-out of his recruitment. Trevon's recruitment picked up this summer after an impressive stint with WE R1 in the Under Armour circuit. The 6-foot-3 point guard is now the No. 3 overall player in the 2017 class, behind DeAndre Ayton and Wendell Carter.
In his most recent blog post for USA Today, Duval wrote, "Syracuse is contacting me a lot more now."
Duval also mentioned Missouri, Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Duke and North Carolina among other schools recruiting him. North Carolina and Villanova are among the schools who wrote Trevon a handwritten letter, which he says he'll read over a standard recruiting letter.
With his obvious ties to New Jersey, I've always liked Syracuse's chances with Duval. I wouldn't necessarily say the Orange were going to land Duval, but they've always been heavily involved. Once Trey transferred, the staff backed off a bit knowing their chances may have taken a hit. Now, it seems as if they're trying to get back involved.
Quade Green, a 2017 4-star guard, remains a more realistic option for the Orange. He's visited Syracuse three times since August - the elite camp, LSU-SU football game and Orange Madness. Quade has legitimate interest in Syracuse, and it's mutual, as a source close to the program told CuseNation.com he remains a "high priority" for the 2017 class.