When Tre Bryant de-committed from Kansas State this past week, the Syracuse Orange had good reason to resume recruiting Bryant. Syracuse was in Bryant's final four when he committed to Kansas State back in July. Furthermore, Bryant wanted to play running back, as opposed to the hybrid position in Syracuse's offense, but was not offered a running back spot because Robert Washington was promised the only spot, Now that Washington is looking elsewhere, Bryant could have had Syracuse's lone RB spot.
However, Bryant ultimately committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Another priority target, Ohio defensive back Tony Butler, narrowed his list down to two schools but excluded the Orange. Butler's list is down to the Arizona State Sun Devils and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Syracuse obviously needs help in the secondary and Butler could have been an early contributor for the Orange. Butler plays for St. Edward High School, the same program as linebacker Troy Henderson from the 2015 class. Having a friend on the Orange roster was thought to be an advantage while recruiting Butler, but ultimately, Butler is looking elsewhere.
Even if Butler winds up at WVU, at least we still have the Schwartzwalder Trophy.