Going into his first visit to Syracuse, junior Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.) defensive tackle Bo Peek was not sure what to expect. What he got was a visit he called “amazing” and one that put the Orange at the forefront of his recruiting.
For his second visit, he wanted to see if he got that same feeling.
”The visit was great just like last time,” Peek said. “I got to go through all of the facilities again and the new meeting room, which is nice. The progress on the indoor (practice facility) is ridiculous. The game environment was really fun. The coaches are great guys.”
It was Peek’s first experience watching a game inside the Carrier Dome. He was impressed by the noise and the fan base.
”The Dome was super loud which I loved,” Peek said. “Even when they were down, the fans were still super rowdy. It was good seeing how intense the pre-game warmups were and getting to be up close with the d-linemen.”
The three-star prospect kept a close eye on the defensive line, trying to imagine how he would fit in. Overall, he was impressed by Syracuse’s performance and the potential of the young players.
”Yeah they were played considering the scheme was a little different this week,” Peek said. “They had their starting nose tackle out so a defensive end had to play tackle and they all stepped up. Considering they were going against the number one team in the nation and they had a lot of young guys on the field, I felt they played really well. I definitely think I could fit in their scheme as a run stopper.”
Peek spoke with the Syracuse coaching staff during his trip as well. He has a strong relationship with the Orange coaches and that was only enhanced over the weekend.
”I talked to pretty much all of them,” Peek said. “They made sure to talk to me. We just kind of talked about the future of Syracuse and how the program is on an uprise. They reminded me how much they love me. They are great coaches and great people, which is how it should be.”
Peek left with the same feeling about Syracuse after the trip. The Orange are one of his top options and he will likely visit again during the summer. He is a big priority for Syracuse in 2016.
”Just like last time,” Peek said. “I don’t have any leader or like a top five or anything, but I do love Syracuse. I’m going to keep my relationship with them moving forward in the process.”