The "$avage" term with a dollar sign as the S was popularized by Dontae Strickland and Daivon Ellison during the 2015 recruiting cycle. It became an identifiable term used by those associated with Syracuse in New Jersey. That same term could be making its way into Florida in order to see if it has the same impact.
Knowing how players relate to coach Acosta, it would not be surprising if it took off.
Offensive coordinator Tim Lester also heavily recruits Florida for Syracuse and has been doing so over the last two cycles. The tandem of Lester and Acosta gives Syracuse a youthful, energetic and relatable duo in a talent rich state.
On Thursday, Syracuse put that into action with several new offers. Here is a list of who the Orange offered.
Nolan DeFranco (2016), defensive end, 6-foot-6, 225 lbs, West Orange High School, uncommitted, holds offers from Bowling Green, New Mexico State, Toledo, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest and Western Michigan among others.
Vosean Joseph (2016), three-star inside linebacker, 6-foot-2, 207 lbs, Miami Norland High School, committed to Florida.
Jermaine Eskridge (2018) wide receiver, 6-foot-3, 185 lbs, Thomas Jefferson High School, offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Miami and Virginia Tech. He is the cousin of former Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge.