Big man plans to visit, football scores a commit
According to a tweet from M&L Tonight, Syracuse Orange basketball 2023 recruiting target William Patterson plans to make his college decision in April, and he’s also eyeing a visit to the ‘Cuse in the near future.
Patterson, an underrated 7-foot-2, 220-pound power forward/center from New York City, took an unofficial visit to the Syracuse Orange campus last August to play in the team’s annual Elite Camp. While at camp, he received a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse coaching staff.
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Patterson is a senior at The Patrick School in Hillside, NJ, after previously suiting up for Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Md., which is a member of the loaded National Interscholastic Basketball Conference.
William Patterson – 2023 PF – Bishop Walsh HS
I’m told by Patterson that he will commit in April, and the last time I spoke to him, he said Syracuse was at the top of his list after being offered back at their elite camp. Patterson also says he will visit Syracuse soon 🍊 pic.twitter.com/xV1AhfmX1c
— M&L Tonight (@MLTonight1) January 28, 2023
Several media reports in recent months have indicated that Syracuse Orange basketball is a serious contender to prevail in Patterson’s recruitment. According to reports and recruiting services, his offer sheet also includes Oklahoma State, Rutgers and TCU.
An article at the beginning of January from 247Sports national analyst Dushawn London said that Patterson has been hearing the most lately about Syracuse Orange basketball, Howard, TCU, Oklahoma State and Rutgers.
The 2023 big man told London at the time that his relationship with the ‘Cuse coaching staff was going very well.
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Soccer adds another 2024 commitment
Syracuse Orange football, despite a recent coaching carousel in and out of the program, picked up its second verbal commitment in the 2024 class this past weekend, giving the ‘Cuse some good recruiting momentum early in the junior cycle .
According to an article by SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister that broke the news, 2024 athlete Sam Cooper of Pennsylvania has verbally committed to the ‘Cuse.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Cooper attends Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, Pa.
According to McAllister, Cooper played a variety of positions in high school, including running back, wide receiver and linebacker. However, Syracuse Orange football coaches are recruiting Cooper as a running back.
Last weekend, Cooper was on the Hill for Orange’s Junior Day. He received a scholarship offer and verbally committed to the ‘Cuse while on the Syracuse Orange campus.
In mid-November of 2022, Syracuse Orange football secured its first verbal commitment of the 2024 cycle, from wide receiver Syair Torrence. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Torrence is headed to Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse.