Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle Institute offensive lineman Aaron Roberts has been one of Syracuse's top priorities for some time. While he was supposed to visit over the summer, with the chance he would commit on the trip, he ended up having to postpone said visit. Despite that, the Orange staff has not backed off their pursuit of the 6-foot-4 prospect.
With coaches now allowed to initiate contact with recruits, the Syracuse coaches made a phone call to their top interior lineman prospect on Tuesday.
"It was coach (DeAndre) Smith, (George) McDonald, and coach (Scott) Shafer," Roberts said. "They were seeing how I was doing and seeing how my first game went. And they were telling me how much they want me to join the family and stuff."
The phone call made a big impression on Roberts, who took to social media to express his delight shortly after the conversation.
"Just got a phone call from Syracuse! Best coaching staff in the country!" Roberts tweeted.
Roberts went into a bit more detail about the phone call with CuseNation.com.
"It meant a lot having them all call and talk to me," Roberts said. "It showed me how much they wanted me."
Roberts added he is excited for his official visit to Syracuse on October 5th when he will watch the Orange in their first ACC game against the national championship contending Clemson Tigers.