I think that King Rice was the closest guy (Binghamton) that JB went hardest after and didnt get. That was mid to late 80's
Foyle comes to mind as one. Slightly further away - Perkins.Honest question...have we ever lost a highly regarded and highly recruited BB player from the immediate Syracuse area since JB has been the coach?-edit..not that there's been that many
My theory is..if he isn't going to commit to Syracuse he would put off his public disclosure until spring. Why commit to another school this early if you don't have to. The vibe locally will be negative..delay that vibe as long as possible.
But...as others have said he just might be sick and tired of the whole recruiting process and that may be the reason to end it.
He should've been a qb, woulda been a great college qb, but he wanted to coach and he's doing that now, so good for him. SU wanted him, but I think he made it clear early on he wanted to go to DukeHow hard did we recruit Paulus for basketball? I honestly don't remember, because I just recall always hoping he'd play football instead since that seemed like his better sport.
That's our rotation right there.