Syracuse has a connection to Narbonne High in California as one of Dino Babers' former players is the offensive coordinator there. That connection allowed them to land electric playmaker Sean Riley in the 2016 class and make a push for DeVaughn Cooper, who remained committed to Arizona.
Those recruiting efforts in the school were not just a one time thing due to the scramble of wrapping up a class amidst a coaching change. Syracuse offered three 2017 prospects on Thursday.
Dominic Peterson, who plays defensive line for Narbonne but is projected as an inside linebacker prospect.
Anthony Pandy, a linebacker prospect who can also play defensive end.
Kameron Denmark, a running back who could also project as a slot receiver.
Those three players join 2018 outside linebacker Raymond Scott as Narbonne prospects with offers from the Orange.
Denmark spoke briefly with CuseNation.com about the offer and his interest.
"I like how they're trying to get a pipeline started at Narbonne.," Denmark said. "There's a lot of talent at our school and I'm glad they've taken a notice to that. I got a lot of good reports from the seniors about their trip, so I'm very interested at this point.
"I know a little bit about the school. I've seen them a couple of times on TV. The state of New York has some great opportunities and I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to offer."null