Basketball in Syracuse recently hosted 4-star 2023 guard Mike Williams of Maryland for an official visit, and according to a media report, that visit went well.
As we noted not long ago, some national recruitment analysts suggested that a solid state visit to Cuse could put the orange ahead for the 6-foot-4 Williams, a top 100 prospect and top-15 guard in his class for all 247 Sports.
Certainly, that his trip to the hill has been a positive is an encouraging development. At the same time, though, Syracuse basketball coaches have offered scholarships to more than 20 players in the 2023 class, with no commitments yet.
Understandably, this has left many Orange fans frustrated with the team’s recruitment efforts for this cycle. In all fairness, though, Cuse brought the 2022 six-member class as well as a big man transfer last off-season, so it’s conceivable that the Orange 2023 tournament wouldn’t be that big.
Syracuse basketball is a serious contender for 2023 four-star goalkeeper Mike Williams.
Williams, a senior at Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Maryland, holds about 20 shows from a host of major programs.
At the end of July, Cuse coaches introduced Williams, who earlier this summer helped lead Baltimore-based Thrill to the Under Armor Association’s Division 17U Championship.
While Syracuse basketball appears to be well placed for a potential landing to Williams, he has also made official visits to Clemson and DePaul, and had additional state visits planned to Wake Forest on September 23 and LSU on October 22, according to reports.
Williams also expects to make an unofficial visit to Virginia Commonwealth University on September 30. According to a recent article from SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister, Williams will likely make a declaration of commitment “at some point after the visit to LSU.”
Williams told McAllister he thinks Syracuse’s basketball system aligns well with his playing style. The Orange Priority Employment Target also appreciates the family atmosphere that has developed among basketball coaches, players, employees, and others in Syracuse.
During his official visit, Williams was at the JMA Wireless Dome this past Saturday afternoon as Syracuse FC overtook Purdue by scoring a touchdown in the final seconds of the game.
Although Williams has other visits coming, Orange has made a great impression on him, according to a McAllister article. “It’s definitely at the top of my list,” Williams said.