Syracuse is looking for reinforcements along both their offensive and defensive line. The coaching staff has used the spring evaluation period well, finding several more targets to pursue. One of those was Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy defensive tackle Wes Annan.
Annan was excited by the Orange. He is still learning about the program to some extent, but already has high praise for the school.
"The caliber of football and academics combined," Annan said. "I told my little brother that ‘Cuse offered and he couldn't believe it. This is also my first ACC offer. My mom and dad are new to the recruiting process.
"So any school that is going to take care of education costs is a big help. My little brother is a football player though, so he understands that this is a really good opportunity."
Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester is Annan's primary recruiter, and identified his talent early in the spring. Annan likes what he knows about the Syracuse assistant so far, and is eager to further develop their relationship.
"Coach Lester has been recruiting me for a little while," Annan said. "He's a great guy. I haven't had too much contact with him, but he sounds like a great coach."
Annan is not placing Syracuse anywhere on his list, as he remains open to all schools. Despite that, he is planning a visit to Central New York next month and is looking forward to the trip.
"It's too early to say (where they stand)," Annan said. "There is still a lot of football and school ahead of me. But I plan on visiting on June 23rd. I don't know (if I would commit on the trip). It I fall in love with the place there, I would (commit). I'm really excited to see ‘Cuse though."