Perkiomen Valley High School (PA) is not a traditional hot bed for division one talent. However, one player caught the eye of Syracuse coaches during a recent visit. That was 2014 cornerback Rasaan Stewart.
"Yeah they offered the other day I think it was," Stewart recalled. "They came in like at the end of last week. I talked to the guy (Tim Daoust) and he was like, ‘give me a call tonight and I'll have an offer for you' or something like that. I called him back that night and he didn't answer. I didn't hear from him for like a week. He told my coaches that they were going to offer me but I didn't hear from them personally so I didn't tell anyone.
"I talked to him the other day and he said he handed out the wrong number which is the reason why he didn't answer my phone call. It's been there for a while but it was official the other day."
Stewart's interaction with Coach Daoust was the first time he was recruited by Syracuse. The Syracuse recruiting coordinator left an impression on the 6-foot-1 prospect.
"When they came down it was the first time I talked to anyone from Syracuse," Stewart claimed. "The first thing I realized about Coach Daoust is that he's real honest and kept it real. He told me that they were interested in me.
" He told me a lot of things about the program and what the players in the program thought about him. Syracuse is a good school and I'm looking forward to learning more about them."
With his interest picking up, Stewart isn't in a hurry to make a decision. He is, however, looking to visit the Orange campus before the summer is out.
"I haven't planned it yet but I'll probably end up trying to get a date to check out Syracuse this summer," Stewart outlined. "I haven't really thought about when I want to decide. Right now I'm just focused on getting better and helping my team get better.
"I feel like whenever it dies down and I'm not getting any more offers and all my options are on the table, I feel like that's the time to start considering what school I want to go to. I have schools that I have a better relationship than others. But right now, I'm just focusing on my senior season."