The 6-foot product of Cedar Grove (Ga.) was surprised to see the coach, who has been recruiting him since late December/early January during the contact period.
"He came by practice and told my coach that they were going to watch me practice," Fredrick said in a phone interview. "After the practice, he told my coach that he wanted to offer me.
"It was my first ACC offer; it was a great feeling."
Currently, he doesn't have a favorite school, but he says that a few are really making strong pushes. He is not ready to name which ones, though.
But, he did say that Syracuse had "a very good chance" because its biggest selling point is his greatest desire: immediate playing time.
"[The most important component for me is] where I can fit in and how quickly I can play," Fredrick said. "I want to get on the field as soon as possible.
"I know that I can fit in there (Syracuse), and I know they are a little low on DB's (defensive backs)."
The rising senior also received an offer from Minnesota on the same day. He said that it was affirmation that he's achieving his goals.
"It means that my hard work has paid off," Fredrick said. "I have been dreaming of getting offers for a while, and it's just starting to happen.
"I'm not nervous [about playing at the FBS level]. I just hope I make the right decision."
Fredrick felt that his junior season of high school went well, but he wants to see the team's overall success improve. He said that this summer, he worked on essential skills he will need for the next level.
"I think I improved on my ball skills, going to the ball in the air," Fredrick said. "I have also worked on my press as well, since I am usually covering slots."
Fredrick said he plans to announce his decision in June, but he is interested in letting the recruiting process play out.