Syracuse continues to look south for 2015 prospects, specifically targeting the Peach State. This time, they are after some of the top players in the state. Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek running back Eric Swinney is the latest to pick up an offer from the Orange.
"Yes they have," Swinney said. "Really it was through Facebook. It was Eric White, the director of recruiting. He sent me a message through Facebook. He said they watched my film and everything. They really liked me and wanted to offer. That was it."
Syracuse was in touch with Swinney during the spring when the staff was on the road looking for talent. The four star running back knows a little bit about the program.
"I think they stopped by during the spring," Swinney said. "I know I've talked to one coach but I can't remember which coach. I just see that Syracuse is really trying to step things up.
"They're in the ACC now so I see them trying to make a move. It seems like they're becoming a better program."
The speedy back was happy to pick up an offer from the Orange. He says he is still open, and will have to continue to hear from Syracuse in order to stay in the mix.
"I'm excited every time I get an offer," Swinney said. "It's just something that I'm really blessed to have. Every time I get one. I'll probably have to hear more from them (Syracuse) to see where my interest is.
"But I'm wide open so I will consider them."
Swinney also has some elite programs after him, and knows exactly what he's looking for in a potential landing spot.
"I want to find somewhere I feel comfortable. Somewhere I can feel like it's a family and a brotherhood. Somewhere I can grow as a man."