Cordy: 'Syracuse felt like home'

Antwan Cordy loved his official to Syracuse from start to finish. So much so that he committed before heading back home. He discusses his pledge inside.

Homestead (Fla.) South Dade Senior High cornerback Antwan Cordy took an official visit to Syracuse last weekend. Before he left campus, he committed to the Orange.

"It felt like a family," Cordy said. "The coaching staff is really good. I like all the coaches and it's a great school first. As soon as I got off the plane, I felt at home. It was my heart. It was definitely my heart. I looked inside my heart and it was telling me to go to Syracuse. I just followed that and it felt like home."

When Cordy knew that Syracuse was the place for him, he told his parents. The reaction was pure emotion. Cordy is the first of four kids in his family to go to college.

"They were crying," Cordy said. "They were excited. They couldn't stop crying. It was just that I made it. I made it. Out of all the kids, I was the one that made it. That's what made her cry."

Eating well is a common theme among recruits that visit Syracuse. On this trip, they hit up Dave and Busters on Friday and Dinosaur Barbecue on Saturday. The food impressed Cordy as well.

"It was really good," Cordy said. "At home, we don't have that type of food. It was all really good. I loved all the food. I loved everything about it."

Later on Saturday, Cordy was one of the lucky people in attendance when Syracuse and Duke battled in the Carrier Dome.

"Man, it was amazing," Cordy said. "When I went to the game, everyone was going crazy. It was crazy in that Dome. I felt happy that I was in the front row watching that game and that millions of people were watching it. I just felt at home in there. I loved it when I was at the game."

On Sunday, it was time to meet with the Syracuse coaches. The one that stood out was his one on one with Scott Shafer.

"When I was meeting with the head coach, I was just saying that it was really cool that they wanted me that much," Cordy said. "I was happy about everything. They just kept saying they want me really bad. That was big for me and that's where I'm going."

Now, Cordy is looking forward to signing his letter of intent on national signing day. It will be a special moment for the two-star corner.

"It's going to feel really great," Cordy said. "All my ups and downs that I've had back home and always getting up from the downs, it'll just feel really good. I'm going to sign on Wednesday and make my momma proud."


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