Andrew Isaacs, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound tight end from Manchester High (CT) has scholarship offers from Connecticut and Boston College. Miami, Maryland, Arkansas, Penn State and Notre Dame are also recruiting him.
As for Syracuse, his coach told CuseNation.com the prospect knows little of the school. Still, he wasn't ready to rule anything out considering how much recruiting Isaacs will deal with over the next year-and-a-half.
"I don't know anything about it," Marco Pizzoferrato said on Friday when asked what Isaacs said of the Orange.
Pizzoferrato understands the response, saying that the prospect has yet to travel very far from the Manchester area. So the offseason will be big for his recruitment.
"Visits are going to be huge for him because he's really going to get a feel for what's going on and figure it out from there," Pizzoferrato added.
While Isaacs doesn't have any visits planned just yet, he was at the SU at UConn game over the weekend -- though as a Husky recruit.
Still, he saw Nick Provo find the end zone and haul in six passes in a tight-end friendly offense, which could only help.
Another factor could be his major. The coach told me he wants to study broadcast journalism, which is a selling point that helped SU land safety Julian Whigham over the summer and women's basketball prospect Brittney Sykes Tuesday morning.
There remains plenty to be seen in Isaacs' recruitment, and the effect of 'Cuse landing four-star TE Ron Thompson on Monday may have an effect on his standing with the Orange if interest is eventually shown. Isaacs will play in either the Semper Fidelis or Under Armour All-American game in what is sure to be a host of offseason stops, so he will get the attention of plenty of additinal schools.
Syracuse may just be one of them.