Ormondell Dingle broke his arm the first game of last season and watched from the sidelines as his team won a state title. Now healed up, Dingle is ready to make name for himself, which he has started doing this spring by impressing colleges during in-school workouts and having a good day at last weekend's Under Armour All-America Camp in Cincinnati.
Prior to that camp, Syracuse came to the school and was impressed enough by Dingle's size and athleticism that they offered him a scholarship, his first of the recruiting process.
"It felt good," he said. "It was exciting. I want to visit there and see how it is and see the environment."
Area recruiter Vince Reynolds, a Detroit native, came into the school and he has been the primary point of contact for the Cass Tech recruits.
"I think he is a good guy. He's cool and understands where student-athletes are coming from," he said. "I liked him."
Dingle said the Orange offered him as a nickel. He also said the offer further pushes him to make up for lost time.
"I'm 150% motivated. I want to get out there and show what I can do."