The recruitment of Jerami Grant has certainly been an interesting one over the past few weeks.
At various times he's looked to be a done deal to one school or another. Friday, the 6-foot-7 forward committed to one of the schools that had been there the longest, Syracuse.
Grant's summer coach Keith Stevens of Team Takeover said that it wasn't an easy decision to pick Syracuse over Rutgers and Notre Dame.
"He had a tough decision to make out of three schools because he had built such great relationships with all of the coaches," Stevens told Rivals.com. "I think he felt like Coach Autry and Coach Boeheim made him a priority in terms of coming to Syracuse. I think the system fits him too."
Long and lean, Grant is a physical match for the 2-3 zone Syracuse has always employed. A slasher in transition, Grant is most effective operating out of the high post on offense and he can play as a combo forward thanks to his size.
"We've focused on mismatches from an AAU standpoint like they do," said Stevens of Grant's natural fit into the Syracuse system. "That's one thing Coach Boeheim does on the offensive end. We also put in the extended 2-3 zone when Adrian (Autry) was coaching with us for a while and he fits that."
The nation's 60th ranked player in the class of 2012 Rivals150 and a four-star prospect, Grant is the Orange's first commitment of 2012.