With Syracuse missing out on offensive tackle prospects early in the 2014 recruiting cycle, they have started to branch out to look for talent.
They offered a prospect from Wisconsin recently, and now have a JUCO tackle on their radar. Dean College (Franklin, MA) offensive tackle Khamil Rangolam has jumped onto the Orange radar.
"Syracuse has been in contact," Rangolam said. "It was about a week and a half ago. Eric White contacted me. He told me they wanted offensive linemen to come in and start right away. And that he would talk to the offensive coordinator about me."
Rangolam is hopeful that an offer will come. If it does, it vaults Syracuse towards the top of his list. He does have an interesting connection to the program, and one that has helped foster his interest in the Orange.
"Hopefully soon," Rangolam admitted. "I would love to come in and start and make an impact as soon as possible. They're definitely a top choice for me.
"I know that Floyd Little, who graduated from my school (New Haven High School in Connecticut), went on to Syracuse. The program helped him to become the man he is today."
The Dean College standout is hearing from several schools in addition to Syracuse, and currently holds two offers.
Rangolam has no current timeframe for his decision, and is hopeful he will pick up some major offers during the season.