A lot of attention has been placed on Syracuse basketball's 2017 recruiting class, and rightfully so. But the Orange coaches are working hard on the subsequent classes as well, including 2018.
One of their top targets in that cycle is four-star Mars (Pa.) School shooting guard Robby Carmody, who returned to campus to watch Syracuse face Georgetown. While the game did not turn out the way SU wanted, they did make an impression on Carmody.
"The atmosphere was crazy," he said. "I've never seen anything like it. The size of the Carrier Dome and the passion the fans have for the game."
Carmody said he was already high on Syracuse entering the visit, but he said experiencing game day gave him a better appreciation or the culture of Orange basketball.
After the game, the sharp-shooting guard was able to speak to multiple Syracuse coaches.
"I talked to G-Mac, Hop and Boeheim," Carmody said. "We kind of just talked about how they think I would fit in at Syracuse."
Carmody says he speaks with Syracuse at least once or twice per week. The Orange continue to pitch how they prepared guards for the next level and the 6-foot-4 prospect's fit within the system.
With his length and shooting ability, Carmody is exactly the kind of off guard the Orange like. He will continue to be a priority for Syracuse moving forward as one of their top 2018 targets.
Carmody says he is not yet sure if he will be back for a visit this season, but expect Syracuse to attempt to get him back on campus. He visited over the summer for their elite camp, making this trip his second.
Carmody is the 60th ranked player in the 2018 class overall and the 8th best shooting guard.