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4-star 2015 combo guard Howard verbally commits to Syracuse

Four-star combo guard Franklin Howard verbally committed to Syracuse on Monday night in an interview broadcast on SportsTalk Live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

He becomes the third recruit to verbally commit to the Orange’s Class of 2015, joining five-star shooting guard Malachi Richardson and four-star power forward Tyler Lydon.

Howard chose the Orange over Ohio State, Georgetown, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina State. He had other offers from Connecticut, Florida, Miami (Fla.) and Villanova, among other schools, according to Scout.com.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Howard missed all of his junior season at Paul VI (Va.) Catholic High School with a torn ACL. He is ranked the No. 17 shooting guard in his class, according to Scout.

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