"Syracuse contacted my coaches," Pfaff said. "Their d-line coach, Tim Daoust, he contacted them. From there, my coaches told me to come in and we had a good conversation about me.
"We just talked a little bit and he said he offered me. Obviously I was excited because Syracuse is a great program. I was blown away and kind of speechless. So in that regard, I was thrilled."
After the Orange watched Pfaff's highlight tape, they knew he was a prospect they wanted. There were impressed with several aspects of his game.
"They said I play relentless and I get off the ball quicker than any person they've ever seen," Pfaff said. "Pretty much everything the other coaches have said. They project me as a three technique because I'm so versatile and I can blow anybody off the line.
"That's nice to hear because it's good to be talked about in high regards. You still have to stay humble and work hard each day. But it's awesome to hear division on programs saying that about me."
The 6-foot-3 defensive end is still learning about the program, but is still intrigued by what they have to offer.
"I don't really know much about Syracuse," Pfaff said. "I'm going to have to take a visit and see what they're all about. Right now, I'm extremely interested. I've heard from a lot of people that they're on the upswing and they're going to do great things in the future. I could be a part of that. They definitely are one of my top five I would have to say."
Despite there being some distance between Pfaff and Syracuse, he hopes to get on campus soon.
"Probably this summer," Pfaff said. "It's pretty far away from where I live so it'll be kind of a challenge. But I do really want to get up there and make my best effort. They've shown they're interested obviously so I'm interested in seeing where it all goes. I want to see what they have to offer and see the things that would benefit me as a player and as a student."
Don't expect a decision soon, however, as Pfaff is looking to take his time with the recruiting process.
"Probably after I take a couple of officials," he said. "This is a big process and I want to make an educated decision. If I obviously fall in love with a college, I'll probably make that decision sooner. But right now, it'll probably be right after my senior season."