The first commit of the Dino Babers era in Syracuse, three-star offensive tackle Airon Servais, has set an official visit date to check out his future home. Servais tells Scout that he will take that trip the weekend of January 22nd.
Servais picked Syracuse because of the strong relationship he built with the coaching staff when they were at Bowling Green. Once they offered a little over three weeks ago, he immediately pulled the trigger.
"I really loved the coaching staff and when they went to Syracuse, that relationship we had transferred to Cuse," Servais told Scout's Allen Trieu. "When I heard they were going to Cuse, I did a lot of research and everything seemed to fit. I've always liked Coach Babers since the first time I met him.
"He is a very direct guy that isn't going to give you any BS. He is upfront with everything and he is a guy I feel I can trust."
Syracuse was the first power five offer for the 6-foot-6 tackle and he jumped at the opportunity to play college football at the highest level. As a long, lean, athletic offensive lineman, he fits the mold of what the new staff is looking for up front.
The weekend of January 22nd is shaping up to be a big official visit weekend, with four-star running back Kentrail Moran, three-star running back Sam Brodner, three-star defensive end Joshua Black, two-star safety Evan Foster and commits Sam Heckel and Lindsey Scott all scheduled to be on campus.
Don't be surprised if more names are added to that list.