Syracuse reaches out to in-state talent

Syracuse is hoping to reverse a recent trend of missing out on top in-state talent. The Orange recently got in touch with one of the most talented players in 2015.

Syracuse has struggled to bring in the top talents in their home state over the last few years. The 2015 class features a pair of very talented prospects in New York with whom Syracuse would figure to be involved.

The number two player in the Empire State was contacted by the Orange recently. That would be three-star New Rochelle (N.Y.) High running back Jonathan Forrest. One of the members of Syracuse's recruiting department reached out to the 5-foot-10 prospect.

"It was Cole Dial," Forrest said. "He said that he watched my film and really liked what he saw. He said they would love to get up there for one of their camps. I was pretty excited because that was basically the first time I had heard from ‘Cuse."

Hearing from Syracuse was big for Forrest. He has been hoping the Orange would jump into his recruitment, and the communication from Dial pushed Syracuse into the conversation.

"Yeah of course I was hoping to hear from them," Forrest said. "Being that they're in New York and not too far from home. An offer would mean a lot. Just because of the fact that I would go there and represent New York. That would be amazing."

Forrest is hopeful he will able to attend one of the summer camps at Syracuse.

"(I'm) most likely (going to one of the camps)," Forrest said. "Right now they're in the mix so I'm very interested. I would love to learn more of what they are all about."

Forrest maintains he is still wide open with no favorites. He says he could start narrowing things down as more offers come in.

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