A new name to the Syracuse recruiting radar is Lake Oswego (Ore.) Lakeridge high quarterback Eric Dungey. He was offered by the Orange on Friday when offensive coordinator Tim Lester flew across the country to visit him.
”They started talking to me recently,” Dungey said. “They just kind of started late and they found me. They started recruiting me and came out to watch me throw. That’s when they offered me. It was kind of quick to be quite honest.”
It may have been quick, but Syracuse is the first power five conference offer for the three-star signal caller. Something that was not lost on Dungey.
”I was very thankful,” he said. “It was awesome. Syracuse is a great school. They’re in the ACC so it’s big time football.”
Syracuse may have gotten involved at the perfect time for Dungey. He is fully focused on his recruitment and open to hearing from a new program from a major conference. In fact, a visit could be coming sooner rather than later.
”They want me to come in and battle for playing time,” Dungey said. “I’m not sure if I’m going to graduate early or not. We’re still trying to figure that out. Still deciding on which school to go to. I’m still at the decision making stage. We’re actually working on an official visit right now. It’ll probably by in the next week or two.”
Dungey has a strong early impression of the Orange, despite his relationship with the coaching staff still in its infancy.
”I am pretty interested in Syracuse,” Dungey said. “They’re definitely at the top of the list along with some others. I really want to get out on campus and see how it is. See how I like it. Get a good feel for the campus, the players and the coaches. That’s going to be big.”
Big enough to make his decision before heading back home during his official visit?
”That’s just going to be one of those things I play by ear,” Dungey said. “My mom’s going out with me so that she can have a say. I want her to be able to like it and like the coaches. But at the end of the day it’s my decision.”
Dungey took an official visit to Wyoming this past weekend and is also in contact with Harvard in Yale. Those schools, along with Syracuse, are the four main players right now. His visit to Syracuse could be the biggest factor in how things play out.