Junior highlights of 2018 offensive tackle Jake Syptak.
Jake Syptak got his first Division I offer Feb. 20 from Ivy League program Columbia and has enjoyed a busy recruiting week since.
The 6-foot-5, 264-pound offensive tackle from The Woodlands High School near Houston now has five Division I offers after his latest arrived Friday from SMU. The Mustangs are Syptak's second FBS offer; Bowling Green offered earlier this week, along with his trio of Ivy League offers from Columbia, Yale, and Brown.
"Coach (Dustin) Fry and coach (Justin) Stepp are the ones who have been recruiting me," Syptak said of his SMU offer. "Coach Stepp is my area recruiter and coach Fry is the O-line coach. Coach Fry said they've had the need for more lengthy players and he like my size, frame, and feet."
Syptak indeed possesses an impressive frame that will allow him to potentially remain at tackle in college, while also adding good bulk for the next level.
"He said they watched my film as a staff and really liked it," Syptak said, "and said they couldn't wait until the spring to offer!"
That will probably be a smart move by SMU, which has gained a strong reputation during the Chad Morris era of being among the first to offer quality prospects who regularly go on to garner numerous offers.
Syptak plans to visit SMU this semester.
"They have sent me multiple spring practice dates," he said. "I will be there!"
Syptak helped The Woodlands to a 15-1 record in 2016 and a state runner-up finish in Texas Class 6A Division I. The Highlanders fell to Lake Travis in the state championship game. The Woodlands offense averaged 43.2 points per game.
Stick with Scout as we continue to track Syptak's recruitment and development this spring.