Syracuse has 22 players coming into the program in 2012, and about half of them were on hand to take in Saturday's spring game in the Carrier Dome.
"It was very enjoyable," said three-star DE Myles Hilliard. "I was focused on everybody, and the game itself."
The signees, who sat among the fans in section 102, couldn't help but picture themselves in orange and blue next season.
"It was good, I saw some nice things," said Jason Emerich, who was keying on the offensive line play. "I can't wait until next season."
One player Emerich may be blocking for took in the game on the radio since he couldn't make the trip to Central New York.
"I liked what I heard today," said RB George Morris, who listened to the game on the radio while he was back home in Georgia. "I can only imagine playing infront of thousands of people who are die-hard fans."
Morris also engaged in more conversations with his potential backfield-mate in running back DeVante McFarlane - who was in attendance Saturday. He kept an eye on the running backs but couldn't help notice the emergence of a first-year player who is creating some buzz around the program.
"Ashton Broyld is good with the ball in his hands," he said. "And (Brandon) Reddish is a good corner."
Reddish's very close friend, fellow New Yorker and prized recruit in the class, Wayne Morgan, also made the trip to Syracuse. He too, was impressed with Reddish's trio of pass break-ups in Team Andselmo's 9-0 win over Team Moore.
"He did his thing out there!" said Morgan, a three-star defensive back. "The game was good, the defense controlled it."
Nether team amassed better than 200 yards on the afternoon, but the current players, future players and the coaches agreed that the day was a good one - reflecting the work the team put in over the spring season.