Syracuse may already have three offensive linemen already committed as part of their 2015 class, but they are still pursuing players to add talented depth up front. Maybe the top target on their board is Norwalk (Conn.) High offensive tackle Evan Adams.
He visited the Syracuse campus for the first time on Thursday, and things went very well for the Orange.
"It was a great visit," Adams said. "I liked the campus, I like the facilities, I liked the coaching staff, I liked everything about it. Honestly, I wanted to commit right then and there but I have to go to Maryland first.
"If they don't have something way beyond that, I'm going to commit to Syracuse."
That visit to Maryland is happening on Thursday, June 12th.
His Syracuse trip, made a big impression and will give the Terps something big to live up to.
"What made me want to commit was just the environment," Adams said. "The coaching staff, the facilities and the overall feel of the school. I like that it's not too big but it's not too small at the same time. It's just ideal. It's a perfect distance for my mom. I can go home when I need to and she come here whenever she needs to."
Adams' mom really enjoyed the trip as well, which is very important to the 6-foot-6 tackle prospect. One of the main reasons both had such a positive experience was getting to know the coaching staff better.
"The coaches told me that they would love to have me as one of their players in this class," Adams said. "They think I'm a bright, intelligent young man and they would be honored if I was one of their players. Sitting down and talking with them, I can tell that they want the same things that I do.
"To win games and have a family environment as well as have that brothership on and off the field."
Everything felt right for Adams on the trip. He got the feeling like it was his future home throughout the visit.
"Coach Shafer told me he wouldn't let me commit until I visited Maryland first," Adams said. "He wants me to make sure before I commit. That just tells me he's straight forward and tells you the truth when it needs to be told.
"Honestly, he knows what he wants but he also knows what I want. When you put those things together, we have a great combo there."
How big of a chance is there that Maryland makes a big impression and causes Adams to rethink his desire to pledge Orange?
"There's not a very large chance at all (that the Maryland visit would change my mind)," Adams said. "Maryland is a very good school both academically and on the field. But I feel like Syracuse is a great fit for me.
"The guys made me feel comfortable there and I feel like I would thrive there."