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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Battle Still Weighing Options

After 2016 5-star Tyus Battle reopened his recruitment and visited Syracuse, where does the elite prospect stand in his recruitment?

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This past weekend was an important one for Syracuse Athletics. The university named a new Athletic Director in Mark Coyle, and 5-star Tyus Battle officially visited the campus.

So where do the Orange stand with the elite prospect?

"Ty and I are not making any comments until we figure things out," Gary Battle told

When Brandan Quinn ( asked Gary if Michigan was still involved, he responded, "If I knew than I could say but I truly don't until I sit with fam and talk with Michigan." was told earlier today that the official visit went "very well," but Jim Boeheim did not receive a commitment.

Accorinding to Quinn, a main reason for Battle's commitment in May was regarding Michigan's scholarship situation. Battle told Mlive, "I didn't want anyone taking my scholarship." Well, Tyus, Syracuse is in the same boat.

As each day goes by, Syracuse fans should feel less optimistic. The staff has been on the 5-star New Jersey native since his freshman year. He has visited the campus multiple times, but is still tentative to pull the trigger.

SU's recruiting pitch has been simple: 30-35 minutes per game and the starting point guard job. The proximity to home is important too, which could be a reason for the decommitment from Michigan.

Tyus has one official visit remaining, which could go to either Connecticut or Kentucky, sources have told

Duke and Louisville will reportedly hold off recruiting Battle in light of his decision to reopen his recruitment. has reached out to Gary Battle, who has denied comment.