Rochester (NY) Wilson Magnet High prospect Jaquan McCullough has seen his interest pick over the last couple of weeks. Syracuse is one of the schools who has recently started checking in on the 6-foot-1 athlete.
"I didn't get a chance to talk to them yet," McCullough admitted. "He came to Wilson (Magnet High School) looking for me. He thought that since I played for them I went there. But I wasn't there. I was told that he wanted to talk to me badly. He left me two packets. One with Greg (Hopkins, he runs CTC which is a Rochester area organization that helps prospects get recruited) and one with my coach.
"He's on the road now so I'm going to try to contact him at a later date or just talk to him at the camp. My coach at Wilson told me he's expecting me to be at the camp. They're recruiting me at wide receiver."
McCullough is going to the Syracuse camp on June 14th. While he is there, an offer from the Orange will be his main goal.
"Yes that's my goal," McCullough claimed. "When I go, I'm going to call out defenders. I don't care who you are. If you're d-1, d-2, d-3, the best, whoever to prove myself."
But Syracuse isn't the only school after McCullough who has a busy summer schedule ahead. He is hoping his camp schedule will result in a few offers.
"Maine stopped by," McCullough recalled. "They're showing interest in me. They're going to look at me when I go to the Penn State camp on June 1st. Old Dominion has stopped by two or three weeks ago. They're expecting me at Rutgers camp on June 8th. They originally invited me to the June 9th camp down there because they thought I was playing quarterback, but I'm playing receiver.
"Then there is Albany. I met with the Albany coach. He is expecting me at Rutgers since they don't have a camp that weekend. He's going to be evaluating me while I'm there so I could kill two birds with one stone at a lot of camps I'm going to."
McCullough says there are two schools he would consider committing to if they offered. Otherwise, he will be looking for the best fit going forward.
"The schools if they offered me now or at camp that I would consider are Syracuse, Rutgers and maybe ODU," McCullough offered. "The coaches are important. I would love to see how the coaches are. How they interact with their players. The way the offense and defense is set up.
"The way things are put together. And how players incorporate and talk to each other. How they communicate as a brotherhood, a family, and a football team."