Krimin grew up a Syracuse fan

New Jersey is a key pipeline going forward for Syracuse as they make a push to become a player in the state once again. They are starting to develop relationships with prospects in the 2016 class, including offensive tackle Nick Krimin.

Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph High offensive tackle Nick Krimin picked up his third offer recently when Syracuse pulled the trigger during the evaluation period.

"Coach Acosta came to my school," Krimin said. "He (told my coach) that I'm the type of guy they're looking for. The type of lineman that are big yet athletic and are very versatile.

"He saw my grades and saw I cannot only get it done on the field but in the classroom as well."

The offer caught the 6-foot-6 tackle off guard, but was also a moment of joy.

"I was very surprised because a lot of colleges have been coming by and speaking with me," Krimin said. "To have a coach in and offer was great. When he said those things, it shows that I have some experience and that I work hard."

Despite growing up in New Jersey, Krimin grew up a Syracuse fan. That fact made the offer even more special than normal.

"I know that they're very good in basketball," Krimin said. "They're on their way in the right direction as far as football goes. Academically, they're very good. Especially in communications, which is the future major for me.

"I'm very interested. I was always a fan since I could remember. That area in Upstate New York makes me even happier because I'm a hunter. It would be huge for me (to play for the team I grew up cheering for). I definitely would make my parents proud."

Krimin said despite being offered by his favorite team, it is too early to commit. He is trying to get up to Syracuse over the summer for a visit, however. He also has a solid first impression of his primary recruiter, tight end coach Bobby Acosta.

That relationship will be key going forward.

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