Plymouth (Penn.) Wyoming Valley West tight end L.J. Wesneski has been on the Syracuse radar for some time. He camped there last summer and has had the attention of the Orange coaches ever since. In fact, there has been regular communication between both sides since last fall.
”They’ve stayed in touch with me since September 1st,” Wesneski said. “That was the first official day that they were allowed to talk to me and they’ve stayed in touch since then. They seem to really like me. I think if I work on a few things that they will end up giving me an offer.
"But I know they like me and always keep in touch.”
On Sunday, Wesneski got to see practice for the first time. He had been on campus for both a camp and an actually game in the past, but got an up close and personal look at the team on this visit.
”I had a really good time actually,” Wesneski said. “It was my first time going to a football practice there. I thought it was really intense. I tried following the tight ends around and I definitely picked up a few pointers.”
Wesneski is very high on Syracuse. He will continue to work on his craft in hopes that an offer comes down the road.
”An offer would be great, honestly,” Wesneski said. “I’m looking to major in communications and Syracuse is the top program in the country in communications. I like the way they use their tight ends.
"Not only do they block but they’re able to go out in routes and patterns and make some plays.”
After practice, the 6-foot-3 tight end spent some time speaking with several Orange coaches. Further developing his relationship with them is important going forward.
”I met the new tight ends coach, coach (Jake) Moreland,” Wesneski said. “I talked to him and he seems like a really nice guy. Then I talked to the old tight ends coach and new wide receivers coach, coach Acosta. I talked to him a little bit.”
Wesneski has seen the transformation from nothing to new facility during his different trips to Central New York. He left Sunday impressed with there new gem.
”I thought the new facility was absolutely beautiful,” Wesneski said. “When I went to camp there last summer, there was nothing there. When I went to a game, there were just beams.
"Seeing practice, it was really nice in there. And you can tell that the players really liked it in there.”
Wesneski plans to return to Syracuse over the summer and camp with the Orange in an attempt to snag that elusive offer.