2014 recruiting is in full swing, and the Orange are on the trail trying to identify talent they'd like to reel in. One recent prospect to receive a Syracuse offer is Scranton Preparatory School (PA) DE Noah Beh.
"I've been talking to Coach (Tim) Daoust," Beh recalled. "He wanted to get me on the phone with Coach (Scott) Shafer. So I called Coach Shafer and he was talking to me for a little bit. Then he told me I had a scholarship offer.
"I was pretty excited because they started recruiting me awhile ago. Then I didn't really hear a lot from them for a while because of the whole head coach situation. Coach Daoust wanted to come visit me a couple times at school. But some things happened and he couldn't get up. Then they started getting back in contact with me so I was excited."
With Syracuse showing their clear interest, Beh remains interested in a school that has been involved with his recruitment from the beginning.
"I'm pretty highly interested in Syracuse," Beh admitted. "I've been up there a couple of times. I like the coaching staff. I just want to keep getting up there and getting a better feel for it and see where it goes.
"The last time I was there was for a camp over but I didn't participate because of a sprained ankle. I think that was last summer. I was at camp, and before that I was at the spring game. Then before that I was at another camp. I haven't heard anything about the spring game this year but I might try to go to that. They invited me to a basketball game on March 2nd, against Louisville. I'm going to try to get up to that."
As his recruitment picks up, Beh has two early favorites. There is a long way to go, and he wants to visit other schools that have offered. However, it gives a couple schools an early leg up.
"I also have offers from Boston College, UConn, Temple, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Colgate, and UMass," Beh claimed. "Probably my favorites are Boston College and Syracuse. I went to Maryland, and I thought it was alright. I still have to go to Pitt. I want to get out there. I'm going to Penn State this weekend for their junior day."