Many major recruiting services recently released their first national rankings for the Class of 2025, and Syracuse basketball recruiting target Darius Adams of New Jersey has climbed those lists.
Orange coaches offered the four-star guard a scholarship in late August during the team’s annual elite camp. While the 6-foot-3 Adams still has a long way to go in his recruiting process, media reports suggest he has a great impression of the ‘Cuse program so far.
By extension, according to a recent interview Adams conducted with Rivals.com, Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim is ultra-high on the 2025 four-star consensus prospect, a sophomore at Manasquan High School in Manasquan, NJ.
Adams, who runs in grassroots basketball with the Bronx, NY-based PSA Cardinals in Nike’s EYBL league, is just starting to see his offer slate grow.
Besides Orange, he has early offers from Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Fordham. College coaches can’t contact 2025 players directly until June 15 next year, so Adams is sure to receive plenty of other major offers throughout his recruitment.
Syracuse basketball has a high opinion of 2025 four-star guard Darius Adams.
At ‘Cuse Elite Camp, Adams had the chance to speak with Boeheim and his aides. Regarding the Elite camp and the Orange program, Adams told Rivals.com Director of Basketball Recruiting Rob Cassidy, “It was a great vibe up there. I like them a lot. The coaches were all cool and I got to meet the head coach so that was cool.
According to the Rivals.com article, Adams said Boeheim told him “he’s seen the best and he thinks I’m going to be up there.” To like.
It’s far too early to assume that Syracuse basketball is any kind of leader in Adams’ recruiting process, but the youngster’s comments about the Orange are, understandably, encouraging.
I’m no national recruiting analyst or scout, but my personal belief is that Adams is going to fight for five-star status in the 2025 cycle.
As I noted above, various recruiting websites recently released their first set of 2025 national rankings. At 247Sports, Adams is No. 23 overall, No. 3 in combo guard and No. 1 in New Jersey. .
Rivals.com ranks him 25th across the country. On3 ranks Adams as No. 39 nationally, No. 12 in range and No. 1 in New Jersey.
As of this writing, the industry-generated On3 consensus has Adams at No. 28 overall, No. 9 in gunnery and No. 1 in New Jersey.