Not Done Yet...

Not Done Yet...

Syracuse may have picked up their fourth elite prospect in the 2015 class on Saturday, but they aren't done quite yet.

Moustapha Diagne makes four elite 2015 prospects committed to Syracuse. The lowest ranked player is four-star Tyler Lydon who comes in as the No. 63 player in the class. Diagne, Malachi Richardson and Franklin Howard are all in the top 60 prospects.

A four man class with such big time prospects, including two backcourt and two frontcourt players, is usually complete. Not the case for a Syracuse Orange squad that will have several scholarship slots available after the 2014-15 season.

Whether or not incoming freshman Chris McCullough is one and done will determine whether a fifth scholarship is available. Given the potential likelihood of that occurrence, Syracuse will continue to pursue elite five-star big man Thomas Bryant.

Bryant's combination of athleticism, skill and size making him one of the most intriguing prospects in the 2015 class. Regardless of how the scholarship situation shakes out, you have to think there will always be a slot for Bryant.

With his decision not likely coming until next spring, there is plenty of time to sort all of that out. Bryant does have a top six, which includes Syracuse as well as Kansas, Ohio State, Florida, North Carolina and Kentucky.

The Wildcats have not offered yet, but an offer could have a big impact on his recruitment. He has not named a leader, but Syracuse is considered a favorite. Bryant is originally from nearby Rochester (N.Y.) and has been taken in several games over the last few years.

Expect the Syracuse staff to focus the rest of their 2015 recruiting efforts on Bryant. His addition to the class would give the Orange a virtual starting five. The class would include two five-star prospects and three four-star players.

As has been the case over the last decade plus, it would be one of the most highly regarded classes in the nation. It already is, but Bryant's addition may give the Orange an argument for the top-rated class this cycle.

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