Welcome to the crazy world of sports.
Initially, transfer Patrick Tape was considering joining the Syracuse basketball team this offseason. Ultimately he picked the Duke Blue Devils at the end of March.
Just when we all started to move on an absolute shocker came down the pipeline, Tape had de-committed from Duke just eight days after making his decision.
Suddenly the Orange were back in the mix, so much so, that several experts predicted Syracuse to land Patrick Tape calling it a virtual lock.
Although as Syracuse fans have learned several times throughout the course of history, nothing is a lock until it’s official and sometimes even then it’s not (cough cough Darius Bazley).