Peltack impressed by Syracuse

Syracuse hosted several prospects over the weekend to check out the campus and spring practice. Among them was offensive tackle Dan Peltack, who recaps the visit inside.

Syracuse is trying to become a player in New Jersey in 2015 after struggling in the state over the last couple of cycles. They hosted one talented player from the Garden State in Dan Peltack.

"While on campus, I met all of the coaches on offense," Peltack said. "Then I met the coaches on defense. We took tours of the facilities and of the campus. They showed us the Carrier Dome and then we watched practice.

"Meeting with coach (Scott) Shafer was probably my favorite part. He's definitely a great man. He's very easy to talk to, very straight forward and a great coach too. It was great to finally meet him for the first time. That was probably my favorite part."

One of the parts of the visit that really stood out was observing Syracuse practice. He was impressed with Syracuse offensive line coach Joe Adam as well as one of their offensive linemen.

"Watching practice was really great too," Peltack said. "I really liked how they worked hard the entire time. Coach Adam, the offensive line coach, the first thing he asked me was if I like to work hard and I said yes. The intensity of practice really stood out to me.

"There were a lot of players that introduced themselves and took the time to talk to me. That really stood out. I noticed the left tackle (Sean Hickey) during practice. He definitely stood out the most. Coach Adam told me that he came back for his last year and that was good for the team."

The Immaculata High standout did not pick up an offer while on campus, but did speak with the Syracuse coaches about where things stand. The goal now is to perform well during one of their summer camps in hopes of pulling the offer at that point.

"They said they'd like to get to know me a little bit better," Peltack said. "To stay in contact in the next few weeks. Keep working and show my skills when I get to one of their camps and go from there."

The visit was a good one for the 6-foot-5 offensive tackle. It left him with a positive impression of the Orange.

"After the trip, I'm very interested in Syracuse," Peltack said. "I like the family atmosphere. I like the coaches and I like the players. Overall, it was a great experience."

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