Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty wide receiver Darian Street is one of the most talented players at his position in the northeast in the 2017 class. Syracuse is one of the schools recruiting him hard early, and hosted him on Saturday for his first on campus visit.
”The Syracuse visit was very good,” Street said. “I loved the coaches and love what Syracuse is all about. I also liked the new facilities. The new facility was beautiful. It was definitely a good renovation and they actually got it lined up to be the exact same measurements as the Carrier Dome, which I found very interesting.
”We got there, talked about academics and football. Then we headed over to the indoor field to try on jerseys and check things out. The best part was definitely watching the players compete against each other (in the spring game).”
The sophomore wideout was watching the receivers during the game, seeing if the way Syracuse uses them fits his skill set. He thought the Orange offensive system is an ideal match.
”I thought they have some very good receivers,” Street said. “Especially Ishmael. I like their route combos. I could definitely see myself scoring touchdowns in the Carrier Dome.”
After the spring game, players divided into their position groups and met with the Orange coaches. He learned some important facts about the school.
”I wasn’t aware about their great academics that they have,” Street said. “They allow you to come back to finish up school if you were to leave early for whatever reason it may be. That makes me feel good.
”Academics are always important to me. Education sets you up for a successful life after football.”
Street, who’s brother played at Pittsburgh, says he likes Syracuse even more than he did before the visit. He is hoping to get back up for a return trip, which could happen as soon as this summer.
It is still very early in the process for Street, but he currently considers Penn State his early favorite. Syracuse is still in the mix, however, and there is plenty of time to make up some of that ground.