Witter Takes in Syracuse

Running back is a big priority for Syracuse in their 2014 class. They hosted one of their top targets at the position on Wednesday as Tampa (FL) Alonso prospect Ish Witter visited the campus. He breaks down the trip and its impact inside.

The second Sunshine State prospect to visit Syracuse this week, Ish Witter took in the Orange campus just one day after visiting Rutgers.

"It's a real nice school," Witter said. "It's a real nice place to live. I spent most of my time with Coach Lester. When I first got there at the beginning of my trip I met with Coach Shafer. I talked to the running backs coach (DeAndre Smith). They have real nice facilities. The education there is excellent."

The most memorable part for Witter was his conversation with Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer. The two were able to bond during the trip.

"Talking to Coach Shafer was the best part," Witter explained. "He tells me things straight up. He's not afraid to tell you how he feels. He lets you know what he thinks is the best for you. He's a good guy."

Witter also bonded with quarterbacks coach Tim Lester who is his primary recruiter. The discussed how Witter would fit into the new Syracuse offense.

"Coach Lester just showed different things around campus," Witter recalled. "He was telling me different reasons why I should come to Syracuse. He was telling me how I'd fit into the offense and how I'd be successful there. Then we talked about family stuff. I told him about my family because I had my brother with me. "

Rutgers already has two running back commitments for 2014, while Syracuse has yet to grab one this cycle. Witter says that will no be a factor in his decision.

"Not really," the Alonso High standout outlined. "Wherever you go you're going to have to complete. When I talked to Coach Flood, he said the best man plays. It doesn't matter if you're a freshman or not. He said Ray Rice came in and beat out two seniors to start as a freshman. So I don't think it really matters."

After the two visits, Witter says Syracuse and Rutgers are even with an August 1st decision approaching.

"They're about the same," Witter claimed. "I have to talk about things with my brother. I should know soon."

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