Three-star Cedarhurst (N.Y.) Lawrence running back Jordan Fredericks spent his spring not worried about offers but focused on getting better. He believes he did just that and is poised for a breakout senior season.
"I worked on my speed and agility," Fredericks said. "I think it really helped me because I think I'm faster and more agile. I gained some weight and muscle. I put on a lot of muscle so I don't have to just juke past certain people. I can run them over now.
"It just keeps running through my mind over and over. My final year and I just have to leave it out on the field. I can't wait."
Even though the three-star back has been committed to Syracuse for over a month, the Orange continue to communicate on a regular basis in order to show him he is still a big part of their plans.
"They always stay in touch with me," Fredericks said. "They ask me how my game is progressing and just contact me all the time. It makes me feel great. It's not just, oh now they have me and don't have to talk to me anymore. It shows that they actually want me."
Syracuse is not the only BCS level program to recognize Fredericks' talents. Wake Forest offered on Sunday, which came as a surprise to the Orange pledge.
"It came out of the blue," Fredericks said. "The coach messaged me once before and then messaged me again. Then (yesterday) he told me that he watched my film. It was the first time they watched my film as a whole coaching staff. They said they were very impressed by what I can do as a football player and offered me a full ride.
"It's great. Not anyone can get a full scholarship like that out of nowhere. We didn't talk about a visit. But I wouldn't mind a visit just to go down there and see the campus and stuff."
Despite not ruling out a visit, Syracuse fans should not worry. Fredericks says he is all Orange.
"I'm still fully committed to Syracuse," he said. "It would take a lot to consider anyone else. Just because Syracuse is my school."
Fredericks added he is planning to get back up to Central New York this summer to visit his future home. He is targeting the month of July for the trip.