Syracuse is still looking for their first commit in the class of 2017. There may be a possibility that it happens this weekend as ESPN 100 shooting guard, Hamidou Diallo will be in attendance for Syracuse's matchup with North Carolina State.
Also in attendance for the game, will be 2016 signee, Matthew Moyer. Expect Moyer to do some heavy recruiting while he's at the game with Diallo and Green.
CuseNation.com is reporting that on Monday night Gerry McNamara watched Quade Green and teammate Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree. Both players hold offers from Syracuse and attend Neumann-Goretti, the same school that produced the likes of Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson.
On Tuesday, Syracuse Assistant Mike Hopkins made the trip to New Jersey to visit another prospect in the class of 2017. Hopkins saw 2017 small forward, Andre Rafus play for Roselle Catholic.
Roselle Catholic features another Syracuse target, Naz Reid. Reid is a power forward in the class of 2018 and is rated the 6th best prospect in the class of 2018 by ESPN.
While Hopkins was in New Jersey, Adrian Autry visited the Big Apple to see 2017 prospect Nick Richards. The 6-foot 11-inch center is high on Syracuse and holds offers from the likes of Kansas, Pitt, and UCLA. Richards
Not to be forgotten in all of this recruiting buzz for the class of 2017, is that Syracuse is still looking for another player in the class of 2016. Taurean Thompson has been on the Orange's radar for a while and he has trimmed his list of schools to Syracuse, Georgetown (Ew!), Providence, and Seton Hall. Thompson is expected to make a decision in the spring.
The Syracuse staff has already put together a plan in case Thompson decides to head elsewhere. Last week it was reported that Syracuse offered Cheickna Dembele. Dembele is a late bloomer in the class and is just now starting to receive interest from the likes of N.C. State, Providence, and Iowa State. Syracuse assistant Gerry McNamara watched Dembele play on Sunday, and was impressed with his play. Jim Boeheim was supposed to follow up McNamara's visit, with a visit of his own on Tuesday night. This had to be rescheduled because NCAA rules state that visiting a prospect twice in one week in prohibited.