Sayville (N.Y.) High quarterback Jack Coan has seen his recruitment pick up some steam during the spring evaluation period. He picked up offers from Miami and Syracuse, the Syracuse one coming on Wednesday.
The offer came after Orange assistant Joe Adam, Syracuse's New York City recruiter, stopped by Coan's school to watch the 2017 standout throw.
"Coach Adam from Syracuse came into school to see me," Coan said. "(He) decided he was going to come watch me throw later on in the day. After I threw he offered me.
"He liked my mechanics and the way the ball came off my hand. He thought I had great arm strength and footwork."
All of those skills make Coan a popular target who could emerge as one of the better quarterbacks in the Northeast in the 2017 class. The fact that Syracuse, the only power five program in the state, offered early was something that has caught the attention of the 6-foot-1 signal caller.
"I think it's pretty cool," Coan said. "I'm excited to have an offer from New York's college team."
Coan's relationship with coach Adam is still in its infancy. The two are getting to know each other, but most communication is through Coan's head coach due to NCAA communication rules. Still, the plan is to enhance their bond in order to put the Orange in a good place down the road.
Early on, Coan describes Adam as a "great person and a great coach."
The Sayville High standout is still learning about the program, but does have a strong first impression.
"I know they have a great program with a great coaching staff and great academics," he said.
The next step is a visit to Central New York to see the campus in person. While nothing has been scheduled, the plan is to take that trip over the summer.
"I'll be looking to see if I would feel comfortable spending four years there," Coan said. "I want to find the place where I feel I can succeed the most."