Alexander Thompson is one of the most talented players on the Milford Academy roster. Several schools have noticed his talent and expressed interest. One of those school is Syracuse who Thompson visited on Tuesday.
"It was definitely a nice atmosphere," Thompson said. "I like the background of the school a lot. The weight room was really, really nice. I could picture myself going there. I'm still keeping my options open, but I could see myself going there."
Thompson is still looking for an offer from Syracuse. He says the Orange are expressing a lot of interest.
"They haven't offered me," Thompson said. "But they have a lot of interest in me and they said I'm at a position they need. Hopefully it works out. They're recruiting me as a center.
"Basically it's the same as with everyone else from Milford that visited. They said they still have to watch some more film. They said they're very interested and I'm at the position they need. So they think I can come in and get the job done."
Thompson is hoping that a big senior season will result in his first offer. Still, he says three schools other than Syracuse have expressed interest.
New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy defensive back Jamar Summers has been looking for another school to show interest with Connecticut looking for a new head coach. Syracuse was a practice recently and Summers stood out. As a result, he took a trip to visit the Orange and check out the program.
"First off, we went to watch practice," Summers said. "It was a good practice and had good tempo. After practice, we got a little tour of the indoor facilities they have and their hall of fame. We got to see the media and the locker room and the workout room.
"It was a nice experience. It was something new. I had never been there before or been to the city of Syracuse, New York. It was much love."
Summers got some positive feedback from the Syracuse coaching staff. They like his size and versatility.
"They did tell me that positions that they need are DBs," Summers said. "I guess they took interest in me because of my height (6-foot-0). They're going to look at my film and see what's up. I can play both corner and safety."
The Orange have not offered yet, but will continue to monitor Summers throughout the fall and winter. Should Syracuse pull the trigger and extend an offer, Summers says they would stand a very good chance of landing him.
"My interest level in Syracuse would be very high," Summers said. "Seeing as of how I'm a sitting duck right now with UConn with everything going on there. So Syracuse would be my best bet. Out of high school, I verbally committed to UConn. But right now, I'm wide open."