"My coach told me to call coach (Tim) Daoust," Ealey said. "He said that I was a heck of an athlete. He liked my size and he liked my film. He said they are recruiting me at defensive end but he also said I can play tight end there."
Ealey called the Orange a dream offer, but not for the reason most would think. It is another sports program that has caught Ealey's eye growing up in the northeast.
The good news for Syracuse is that it may help them in his recruitment.
"I'm excited," Ealey said. "Syracuse is one of my dream schools for basketball. That helps them a lot."
After the offer, Ealey puts Syracuse near the top of his list.
"Right now I'd put them at number two," Ealey said. "Virginia is on top. To be honest, I'm open to everyone right now. But I know Virginia and Syracuse are one and two."
The Coatesville Area Senior High standout is looking to visit Syracuse soon in order to learn more about the program in person.
"Yes I'm going to visit," Ealey said. "I'm waiting for coach to send me the schedule. It should be this spring. I want to see how the coaching staff is and how the players are. I want to see their plans as a team next year.
"There's always a possibility (they could jump Virginia) but as of right now, Virginia's still number one."
So why is Virginia on top for the 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect?
"I like what Virginia's brings to the table on the education side," Ealey said. "I like the fact that if I don't make it to league, their average salary graduting from there is $60,000 a year. I like the offensive coordinator too.
"But Syracuse being my second offer, they're definitely one of my top choices too. I like them a lot and can't want to learn more."
Ealey says he is looking to make his decision during his senior season.