Syracuse Basketball: Five-star Brandon Huntley-Hatfield details his suitors

Syracuse basketball remains in hot pursuit of elite 2022 prospect Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, a five-star power forward who is rated in the top 10 nationally in his class by the bevy of recruiting services.

The 6-foot-9 Huntley-Hatfield, a junior at Scotland Campus in Scotland, Pa., has a group of six finalists that entails the Orange, along with Ole Miss, Kansas, Wake Forest, Tennessee and Auburn.

However, in a new blog post that he wrote for SI All-American, Huntley-Hatfield says that “Tennessee, Syracuse, Ole Miss and Auburn have been keeping in touch with me the most consistently right now.”

Additionally, recent reports from several recruiting analysts suggest that the co-favorites to potentially land Huntley-Hatfield could be Ole Miss, a Southeastern Conference squad, and the ‘Cuse.

Syracuse basketball got into his recruitment a bit later than other teams, with the Orange offering Huntley-Hatfield last December. In numerous interviews, the talented big man has spoken highly of the ‘Cuse coaching staff and the program as a whole.

Syracuse basketball is heavily involved with 2022 power forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield.

In his latest blog entry for SI All-American, Huntley-Hatfield touched on a number of topics, including his recruiting process. Here’s what he had to say about that particular subject.

“My recruitment is going pretty well. I talked to Syracuse, Tennessee and Ole Miss here recently, just good conversations checking in and asking more questions. … I’m just taking things day by day, but I will say that I think about my recruitment a lot more these days. I’m looking at the rosters and who will likely be there when I get there and things like that. I’m just doing all of my research.”

Huntley-Hatfield also opened up about a recent injury. “Well, I’m coming back off an injury last week, so it feels good to be back to playing this game I love. I had been out for a couple of weeks, just making sure I’m taking my time with it. I feel like I’ll be at full strength really soon!”

Orange fans are certainly excited about the possibility of Huntley-Hatfield coming to the Hill. Without question, the ‘Cuse faces stiff competition for him, especially from Ole Miss. But indications from analysts point to Syracuse basketball having a great shot at prevailing in this recruiting battle.