Cornerback is an important position for Syracuse in their 2014 class. They already have one prospect committed at the position, but are looking for two or three more.
One prospect that recently entered the radar is Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd H. Anderson High corner Derrick Tindal. The Orange have been in contact with the three star prospect lately, including visiting him at his school last week.
"They've been showing a lot of interest," Tindal said. "But right now I haven't really made a decision on where everybody stands. I've been worrying about my grades. Not that I don't care about it, I'm just more focused on school."
Tindal says Syracuse is one of the schools in contact with him the most. He is still learning about the program, but knows that several players have gone there out of high school and had success.
"They always talk to me," Tindal said. "They tell me that they really like me and that they need me on their team. It is good that they have some Florida boys on their team. But that's not a big factor."
Tindal is officially visiting Syracuse the weekend of January 17th. While on the trip, he will be looking for a few key things to see if Syracuse is the right fit.
"I'm going to school for athletic training," Tindal said. "So I want somewhere that's good at that. I have to check out that major. Then, campus wise, I want to check out their campus and see what that's like."
Tindal added that North Carolina State, Marshall, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are showing the most interest right now. The only other official visit he has scheduled is to South Carolina on January 24th. He says he isn't likely to make a decision until signing day.