National Letter of Intent Day a Good One For Syracuse

By Matt Josephs

It was a successful National Letter of Intent Day for Syracuse who reeled in four kids for the 2013 season.  The crown jewel is Tyler Ennis.  The five star point guard will be useful after Brandon Triche graduates.

ESPN‘s scouting report of Ennis features:

“Ennis is a great play maker that can also run the team. He can score from a variety of areas on the floor and get teammates involved with his ability to handle and pass on the move.”

He signed his letter of intent today after BJ Johnson.  Johnson is a highly regarded small forward from outside Pennsylvania who had interest from Villanova, Temple and Rutgers.  

ESPN‘s report for Johnson is less glowing saying:

“Combine his youth with his physical and mental tools and you have a fringe high-major player disguised as a forward whose body is not ready. Wise college coaches may look past his physical limitations and see him for the potential steal he is down the road. Pay close attention to him because he’s one of the only players we’ve seen improve nearly each time out in the spring of 2012.”

The third signature today came from Chinonso Obokoh who is a 6’10 Center from Rochester, New York.  The Orange plucked him from the ranks with Villanova, Temple, Oklahoma and Oregon among the many schools vying for his services.

ESPN‘s report on him says that he is likely going to make a small impact as an athlete and defender.

Ron Patterson will be signing on Thursday according to Alex Kline of the Recruiting Scoop. We’ve previously documented his impact on Syracuse.  All of these signings have given the school a top 25 class according to the major websites.  It could get even better with the decisions of a few prospects.  Among those who are undecided and have the Orange on his list are Andrew Wiggins, Dakari Johnson, Jermaine Lawrence, Tyler Roberson and Rysheed Jordan.  Jeff Borzello of says that if they got Johnson, then they’d have a top five class overall.

The main takeaway is Syracuse flexed their muscles again and came away with an incredible class for 2013.


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