'One of my dream schools'

Syracuse is making efforts to have more success in 2015 in their home state. One of their top targets is defensive end Austrian Robinson, who grabbed an offer from the Orange recently.

Pawling (N.Y.) Trinity-Pawling defensive end Austrian Robinson has only been playing football for a couple of years. His combination of size, speed and athleticism has made him one of the most coveted prospects in the Empire State.

Recently, the only BCS program in New York extended a scholarship offer.

"It was good and it was exciting," Robinson said. "I talked to (defensive coordinator) Chuck Bullough. I also talked to the d-line coach (Tim Daoust) and the head coach (Scott Shafer). They said they wanted to get me up to campus.

"They liked my athleticism. I haven't really been playing that long so they liked that I don't have a lot of bad habits. They definitely like my speed and size."

Landing the in-state offer meant a lot to Robinson, who is very interest in the Orange.

"I was excited to get that offer," Robinson said. "It's a big in-state school and I know how big Syracuse is. One of my teammates goes up there for basketball games so I know all about it.

"I don't really have a list, but they're high right now. It was one of my dream schools, so they're pretty high."

With the offer in hand, the 6-foot-6, 270-pound defensive end hopes to get up the Syracuse campus sometime soon in order to get a better feel for the program.

"I might go up sometime in the middle of April," Robinson said. "I'm not sure yet. Maybe in the summer. But I know they're supposed to come to my school in May. I want to see how it feels when I'm walking around campus and checking out the buildings. If I see myself fitting there and how they would use my on the defense."

Robinson is planning to make his decision after his senior season is over.

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