The Syracuse Orange coaching staff has been very active on the recruiting trail of late, consistently getting commitments from top players in the country. With a solid cast coming in this year and a star-studded class coming in the next, they seem to be set for the near future. But Jim Boeheim and the gang don't seem to be done quite yet.
Class of 2017 forward Jordan Tucker tweeted on Tuesday that he received an offer from the Orange. The 6'7" high school sophomore is from White Plains, N.Y. and plays at Stepinac Archbishop. Rivals.com has him ranked 20th in their the Rivals150 in the class of 2017 and ESPN has him ranked 23rd, and best in New York state, in their top 25.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bless to announce that I've been offered a scholarship to play basketball for Syracuse Unviversity <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/orangemen?src=hash">#orangemen</a> <a href="http://t.co/muTFh1zD6X">pic.twitter.com/muTFh1zD6X</a></p>— SPECIALJ™ (@Therealjtucks) <a href="https://twitter.com/Therealjtucks/status/516672438202298368">September 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Tucker talked to Scout.com about his interest in taking his talents to Upstate New York, and he said Syracuse assistant Gerry McNamara watched him play a couple of times, and wanted to give him an offer. Instead of offering him right on the spot, he felt it would be better if he received it from Boeheim, who did end up calling him to officially offer him a scholarship.
McNeill also added that he doesn't think Tucker has stopped growing yet. This comes as no surprise as he is only a sophomore in high school. With interest from a lot of teams, it seems like a smart move for the Orange to get in on the party as soon as possible. He seems like yet another prototypical Syracuse recruit. His length would fit the 2-3 zone perfectly and his scoring ability would spark the offense. Don't expect to hear a decision from the youngster too soon, but it will be intriguing to see where he will end up.