"Coach (Joe) Adam and coach (Eric) White followed me on twitter," McGirt said. "They asked me to call them so I did. They basically told me that I'm a really good player and they wanted to offer me a scholarship.
"They said on tape I was pretty impressive, that I had great size and long arms. They think with hard work I could be a really good player and I'd fit their system very well."
The three-star prospect was happy about his latest offer and hopes to take the trip up north to check out Syracuse in person.
"I'm definitely excited," McGirt said. "To have my 13th offer, it's a blessing. Also it's my first offer from up north. I've never been to New York so now I have a pretty good excuse to go. I haven't really scheduled anything for sure, but I want to get up there.
"They said they're going to try to come down for spring evaluation. So if they come down then I'll try to definitely visit to see if they're really, really interested."
North Carolina is in the heart of ACC country. Because Syracuse played there last season, there has been a little more exposure to potential targets in the Tar Heel State.
"I know a little bit about it," McGirt said. "I know they're in the ACC which is new for them. I know they play in a big dome, which is exciting. Even when it's cold weather they can adjust their own weather."
The new conference affiliation makes Syracuse more attractive to the 6-foot-5 tackle, more so than if they were stuck in their old one.
"That's definitely a factor," McGirt said. "They're playing decent level competition. They're not in the Big East playing Georgetown, they're playing Clemson, UNC, things like that. There's a lot of competition."
McGirt has a few favorites, including programs closer to home. But his recruitment is a long ways from over, and Syracuse can move up the list if they recruit him hard.
"I have favorites but that's based on schools that I feel take me seriously and really, genuinely that I'm the top guy on their chart," McGirt said. "But I'm really open to any school. I would say, once it slows down over the summer, I'll take a look at narrowing it down."