One of the more intriguing players in Syracuse's 2013 class is Delray Beach (FL) Atlantic High athlete Brisly Estime. His combination of speed and elusiveness has the potential to give the Orange a dynamic threat they have not had in some time.
Since arriving on campus, Estime has spent his time adapting to his new environment. He has been learning the playbook, working on his craft, and trying to make an impact in his first season at the division one level.
"It's been good," Estime admitted. "I've been working as hard as I can so far. The coaches keep telling me to work hard and hopefully they put me in a good spot. I'm comfortable with the playbook so far."
One of the things that stands out about Estime on his tape is his ability as an electric player in the return game. As Estime continues to work to become integrated into the program, he believes that skill set will translate well to Syracuse in order to make an immediate impact.
"Yes sir, I can help as a returner," Estime said. "I don't really care if it's a kick return or punt return. I can do either one."
As with most incoming freshman, Estime has started to develop relationships. One of those is with junior wide receiver Jarrod West. Estime has leaned on the veteran in order to help him learn the playbook and feel more comfortable with the schemes.
"He's helped me learn some of the plays," Estime claimed.
Another relationship that was already established before his arrival on campus was with offensive coordinator George McDonald. The two bonded during the recruiting process and McDonald was one of the main reasons Estime chose to wear Orange. Since his arrival on campus, Estime feels things have gone the way McDonald told him they would while he was recruiting the Atlantic High standout.
"My relationship with him is good," Estime claimed. "It's exactly what I expected when I came out here."
On a personal level, Estime recently had his first child. While he misses him and his son's mother, he says they stay in constant communication. He believes his play on the field will be a tribute to two of the people he loves the most.
"Yeah I'm missing them," Estime offered. "But I FaceTime with them every day. So I always see them on camera. I'm dedicating my season to them."