Wednesday's in-home visit with Tyus Battle was a pivotal moment for the Syracuse Orange basketball program. Battle has become the most important recruit in recent memory for the program, and Jim Boeheim and Mike Hopkins continue to prove it.
Boeheim and Hopkins visited the Battle residence for just under two a hours, a source tells TNIAAM. The two sides have yet to schedule an official visit, but visiting Syracuse before committing "remains a priority," according to a source.
Expect an official visit next month, Gary Battle told Syracuse.com. Tyus intends to commit this summer, but that is subject to change. Gary Battle, Tyus' father, is on the record stating his son could commit at anytime, but hopes he'll have the process over with by June, according to Syracuse.com.
The importance of an official visit mainly concerns the academic portion of the recruitment. Tyus will have an opportunity to discover the academic possibilities at Syracuse, as well as see the campus one final time before his decision.
The in-home visit consisted of the usual: academic talk, the future of the program, as well as reiterating the importance that Battle would have at Syracuse.
The Orange remain the only school to promise the point guard position, as well as 30-35 minutes per game. The NCAA sanctions are a blessing in disguise when it comes to playing time for high-level recruits.
He officially visited Duke and Louisville this past weekend. He'll also be officially visiting Michigan next month. Connecticut, Ohio State and Kentucky are among the final schools in consideration for an official visit.
Battle recently listed his final 8 schools, which include: Syracuse, Notre Dame, Duke, Ohio State, Kentucky, Michigan, Connecticut and Louisville.