"I was offered by linebackers coach Clark Lea," Zanotto said. "He said that I was what they were looking for to play linebacker at their school. I was very happy. I'm very thankful and blessed for the opportunity."
The Orange want four linebackers in this class, and are looking at Zanotto as a possible player to fill one of those slots. The interest is reciprocated from his side of things.
"I'm definitely interested," Zanotto said. "I am open to everyone at this point. I am just trying to find a place I feel most comfortable. I am going to visit there sometime in June.
"I'm just looking for a family atmosphere and a place I feel most comfortable. That's the biggest thing for me."
While the Franklin Regional standout is still learning about Syracuse, he is somewhat familiar with the program. In fact, a former alum of his school is a current prominent member of the team.
"I know a good amount," Zanotto said. "Sean Hickey plays there and he went to Franklin Regional (like me). So I'm probably going to try to talk to him about it. It would help a lot to talk to someone who experiences everyday life at Syracuse. How everything works there."
June will be a busy month for Zanotto as he plans to visit several places. Syracuse is on that list as well.
"I still have to visit some other schools," Zanotto said. "When I visit there, I will go over it with my mom and see if it's a good fit for me. I want to decide in July or early August."