Daejuan Funderburk is one of the most talented prospects in the northeast. His offer list is very impressive with schools like Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Rutgers, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among others, after the 6-foot-0 safety. The Friendship Public Charter School standout added another one to his list as Syracuse extended an offer recently.
"Yeah I picked it up Tuesday," Funderburk claimed. "My head coach told me. He just told me that they offered me. It's another offer. Everybody's still in the same boat. I count every offer as a blessing.
"I haven't had any contact with them before. It was a surprise really. I didn't really expect Syracuse to offer."
Like most prospects, when a new offer comes in, they have to spend some time learning about the school and the program. Funderburk's relationship with Syracuse is no different. He had not been in contact with the Orange previously. While he continues to learn about them, he says Syracuse is still an option at this point.
"I know they were in the Big East," Funderburk admitted. "They beat West Virginia in the, not the Orange Bowl, they beat them in a bowl game. The Pinstripe Bowl. I think they run a 3-4. I don't really know too much. But I would consider Syracuse."
The process is speeding up a bit for Funderburk who wants to make his decision before the summer ends. While he is still open and will take several visits, one program is standing out over the rest right now.
"I'm kind of favoring Wisconsin a little bit," Funderburk explained. "I really like what they've got going on over there. I haven't visited but I hope to get out there soon. Miami and Florida State will be in the summer. Rutgers, I haven't visited but I know it's close so I could get in the car and go out there.
"Maybe the end of summer will be my decision date."