Scissum Enjoys Syracuse Visit

The new Syracuse staff has been working the recruiting trail hard to add talent to the 2013 class. One of their targets is 3-star defensive back Chauncey Scissum. He took an official visit over the weekend and discussed how things went with

The new Syracuse staff hosted a few new recruiting targets over the weekend. One of them is Rochester (NY) product Chauncey Scissum. The three-star defensive back enjoyed his visit on the hill.

"When I got there, I met up with the rest of players out there," Scissum recalled. "They were excited to be there like I was. Then we took a tour of the football facilities. We saw the locker room, the weight room, and everything else. Then we went to dinner. We sat down with all of the coaches and their families at dinner.

"After that we hung out with the players for awhile. Then the next morning we got to tour the rest of the school. I got to meet with a teacher, a professor from the program I'm going to be majoring in (sports medicine)."

The facilities are one of the things a school will show off the most on official visits. He was able to tell the difference from the upgrades they've made since last summer.

"I really liked them," Scissum admitted. "Things seemed a lot bigger and better than when I was there last summer. They definitely made things better. They changed some stuff around and added a lot of things. It was great."

Another part of the visit that the Rush Henrietta (NY) product enjoyed was hanging out with the players. That included former high school teammate Ashton Broyld.

"I was with Brandon Reddish as my main host," Scissum said. "I got to hang out with him and his roommate. I also got to see Ashton. It was cool to hang out with him and a few of his friends. I saw Prince (Tyson Gulley) and Shamarko (Thomas). Hanging out with those guys was pretty cool."

The dinner with the coaching staff was important. With so many new faces this late in the recruiting process, it's important they make recruits feel comfortable and develop that relationship quickly. Scissum had the opportunity to start that process.

"They made me feel really comfortable about everything," he described. "They weren't badgering about anything. They're a real relaxed group of guys. They just opened up about their interest in me and what my role would be at Syracuse. They were all cool so it was great getting to know them."

The trip had an impact on Scissum's recruitment. The three-star prospect is happy to have a BCS option, and he thinks highly of the in-state school.

"As of now, I think Syracuse might be my top choice," the 6-foot-1 prospect declared. "Because they're a BCS school and they have everything I want. The scholarship has a lot to offer with athletic standards and education as well. That part is attractive and I liked the visit.

"I don't know when I'm going to make my decision though. I'm going to take some time and talk to my parents and things like that. "

Scissum has no other visits scheduled before signing day.

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