Recruiting: Days Trying To Get To Stillwater

Talk about a sharp young man, quarterback/athlete Synjyn Days of Powder Springs (Hillgrove), Ga., is very well spoken and an interesting recruiting prospect in Georgia where Oklahoma State is having more and more influence. Days is an option quarterback at Hillgrove that has had plenty of success.

Days started as a sophomore at the still very new high school and led them to an 8-2 record while leading the county in rushing with 1,500 yards and he also had another 800 yards passing. He was All-County and All-Region along with being second team All-State as a sophomore.

Last season, as a junior, he led Hillgrove into the second round of the playoffs and an 8-4 finish and had more than 2,000 yards of total offense in earning first team All-State, All-County, and All-Region honors. All of that at quarterback but he explains that Oklahoma State is looking at something else in his future.

"Coach (Glenn) Spencer told me that they were looking at me as a safety or a linebacker," said Days. "That is fine with me because I'll play wherever I need to for a Division I scholarship."

Days said he is hearing from Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Georgia, Kansas State, Louisville, Miami, Florida State, Duke, Vanderbilt, and Alabama, but it is Oklahoma State that has come through with the first scholarship offer.

"I was at a track meet and about to run in the 200 when my brother Jabari came up and told me that Oklahoma State had sent me a scholarship offer," recounted Days. "I just started jumping up and down. I was really excited. I ran pretty good finishing second in the second fastest heat."

Days is a really good athlete as he told us he recently clocked a 49 flat in the 400 meters and he also runs the 4X400 relay. His times are really strong especially for a 6-1, 200-pound athlete. He also competes in weightlifting and thus you get the combination of speed and strength as he has a 330-pound max on the bench press and a 440-pound max on the squat.

"It is fun to talk to opposing defensive players after games," said Days. "I've had linebackers come up to me and said they were expecting me to be soft like a lot of quarterbacks. I like showing them I'm a quarterback that plays like a running back or linebacker. I saw that guy Oklahoma State played in the bowl game from Oregon. I like to play like that."

Days was talking about Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, and yes, he is a load.

Days said he is looking on-line to get a cheaper airline ticket so he can visit Oklahoma State.

"I want to get to Oklahoma State as soon as possible, so I can meet and get to know the coaches and some of the players," he said. "I am looking to major in dentistry so my brother and I can open up an office together. We would both be dentists. I really hope Oklahoma State will offer my brother too. He is a fullback that is 6-3, 225 pounds and he is a year younger than me, but he made All-Region this season as a sophomore."

Yes, that is Jabari-Hunt Days, who is the little, big brother. It's important to add that both Synjyn and Jabari-Hunt are honor roll students at Hillgrove..

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