Offensive tackle may be the biggest priority for Syracuse in the 2015 class. One of their first offers went out to Plainfield (Ill.) North tackle Cody Conway. The three-star prospect took his first trip to Central New York over the weekend.
"My first day here, we spent some time talking to the coaches," Conway said. "We got to meet the different education people, like my professors for what I might go into. That was cool. Then we got tour the campus some, which was nice.
"Our second day here we got to talk to the coaches some more. Then we went to the spring game."
One part of the visit that stood out was being able to spend time with the Syracuse coaches. There conversations helped develop that relationship, which will be important for his recruitment.
"I talked to almost all of the coaches," Conway said. "I spent a lot of time with coach (Tim) Lester. We were just mainly were talking to try to get to know each other better. Also what the coaching staff likes and what their goals are.
"I talked to coach (Scott) Shafer and (Joe) Adam. It was the same with them just trying to get to know each other. I liked coach Adam. He seemed like a pretty cool guy and really seemed to know what he was talking about."
The 6-foot-6 offensive tackle enjoyed checking out the spring game as well.
"It was a nice atmosphere in there," Conway said. "It was kind of cool because it was inside and in a dome. It wasn't the same because it wasn't a full game with someone people injured. But one of the receivers, number one (Ashton Broyld), he was really good."
The visit gave Conway a strong view of what life at Syracuse is like. Maybe more importantly, it enhanced his interest in the Orange.
"It was pretty great," Conway said. "There wasn't much wrong with it. Syracuse definitely moved up. Right now, they're probably my favorite. Committing was a possibility, but I'm probably going to wait a while. I'll probably decide after May. I could see myself playing there and could feel what it's like to be part of the program."
Conway added his only other scheduled visit is to Central Michigan on Friday, and will see how things go after that. Syracuse is expected to visit him at his high school on Tuesday, April 29th.