The first commitment in the Dino Babers era is in for Syracuse 2016 in 6-foot-6 Green Bay (Wisc.) Ashwaubenon offensive tackle Airon Servais. He was offered today by the new Orange staff and committed on the spot.
Per a source, Servais primary recruiter was co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis. Fellow co-offensive coordinator Mike Lynch was a big part of this recruitment as well, per the source, and was a major factor in Servais decision to pick the Orange right away.
Servais did hold a Bowling Green offer, so it is clear the staff was and is quite high on him as a prospect. Per Scout's Allen Trieu, he plays center in high school but projects as a tackle with his size, length and athleticism.
Syracuse is the first power five offer for Servais, who picked the Orange over scholarship opportunities from Bowling Green, Columbia, Eastern Michigan, Harvard, North Dakota State, Western Michigan, Wyoming and several others.
Babers indicated the Midwest would be a pipeline for the new staff at Syracuse in addition to areas like the Northeast. Sean Lewis is responsible for recruiting the state for the Orange, and Servais was an immediate priority once they became part of the Orange program.
Servais is the 16th commitment in the 2016 class for Syracuse and fourth offensive lineman as it currently stands.