Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School quarterback Kasim Hill is one of the top signal callers in the 2017 class. His first offer was during a camp at Syracuse two summers ago before even taking a snap at the high school level. Hill returned to the Orange campus on Saturday for an unofficial visit.
The trip was focused on getting a look at the upgraded facilities and meeting with the coaching staff.
"The visit went really well," Hill said. "I toured the facilities and had meetings with coach Shafer and coach Lester."
The meetings with each went well. The 6-foot-2 quarterback has been developing his relationship with Tim Lester over the last two years and he thinks very highly of Syracuse's offensive coordinator.
"It went really well," Hill said. "We talked about the responsibilities of the quarterback within the offense. He said he was excited to watch me this coming year and is excited for the future."
Those responsibilities and the direction of the offense are important to Hill. From what he has learned thus far, he sees a perfect fit with his skill set.
After meeting with coach Lester, Hill spent some time with head coach Scott Shafer.
"I have a good relationship with coach Shafer too," Hill said. "We talked to him about his way of coaching and philosophy of his coaching."
The conversations with the coaches were a big highlight of the trip and those relationships are critical to his interest in Syracuse.
"It meant a lot," Hill said. "They were very honest and open with me, which I appreciated very much. Just from what they expect me to do and what the staff is trying to accomplish."
Hill currently claims no favorites as it is still early in his recruitment. He currently holds offers from Boston College, Michigan State, Penn State and Virginia in addition to Syracuse. After another trip to Central New York, he continues to hold the Orange in high regards.
"I don't have a list right now," he said. "But I am interested in Syracuse and the relationships I have built with the staff so far."