Four-star running back Kentrail Moran seemed high on Syracuse despite his commitment to in-state Illinois when the Scott Shafer staff was in place. He had a strong relationship with running backs coach DeAndre Smith. With that staff gone and a new one taking over, things could have taken a turn for the worse.
That is not the case, however, as Moran has maintained his interest in the Orange. When they hired Dino Babers, he was intrigued by the possibility of playing in such a dynamic and explosive offense.
He had an official visit set up for January 22-24, but that was with the old staff.
On Tuesday, Moran spoke with co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis for the first time. Moran said that Lewis called him "a baller" and said he was well aware of Moran's talent. Lewis indicated that he wants to start building a relationship and continue the recruiting process.
Moran said that Lewis is going to come to his school on Thursday to meet in person and start that relationship process.
"He's planning to see me Thursday," the four-star running back said. "(I) just (want) a good talk between us and (see) what they're offense has to offer to my skills and abilities."
He also indicated he wants to make sure that the offer and official visit are still on the table.
Moran is the 25th best running back in the 2016 class.