The top two recruiting services — Scout.com and 247Sports.com — released their final Class of 2017 recruiting rankings on Wednesday. To little surprise, the Syracuse Orange had several commits and targets named to the final lists for both.
Class of 2017 signees:
247Sports has been high on Brissett’s game dating back to his time at Findlay Prep, so this doesn’t come to much surprise. Having spoken with Jerry Meyer about Brissett’s game, he believes the Canada product has the chance to be a dominant player down the road at SU.
Sidibe has flown under the radar with most recruiting services, but the Syracuse coaches believe he’s poised to make an impact on the floor next season. His size is a major reason why the SU coaches believe he can surprise a lot of people as a freshman.
Washington is another prospect that has flown under the radar, but has great potential to be a four-year guard for the Orange. He’s often compared to Tyler Ennis but with a jumper, although I wouldn’t expect a Tyler Ennis like year as a freshman for the 6-foot-3 guard.
Class of 2017 targets:
Eric Ayala (Class of 2018)
Ayala was included on this list due to the fact the SU coaches are still attempting to convince him to reclassify to 2017. It’s unknown what he’ll do, but if he were to join the SU program next season, he’d likely be put in the position to make an immediate impact with the lack of point guards on the roster.
This is another case in which Jerry Meyer (247Sports) liked Tucker more than other recruiting services. His shot selection was a problem in the beginning of his career, but it has been much improved during his junior and senior campaigns. He’s down to Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Oregon, and plans to visit the Yellow Jackets and Ducks before announcing.
Waters has the ability to make an impact wherever he goes. From a Syracuse standpoint, the interest is unknown. He’s clearly interested in Syracuse, and it would be a bit baffling if the Orange didn’t have mutual interest in a Top 50 point guard, especially given the lack of depth.