Jonathan Sutherland has visited Syracuse before. In fact, he has done so multiple times with the old staff. Wednesday night, following the hoopla that was National Signing Day, the new staff turned their attention to the 2017 class. Sutherland received an offer that night.
Sutherland is a native of Canada but moved to Virginia to play football at Episcopal High. He has made quite a name for himself as a junior, snagging offers from Pittsburgh, Miami, North Carolina, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Boston College, Maryland, Wisconsin and several others.
He is ranked as the 156th player overall in the 2017 class, 13th best cornerback overall, 3rd best corner in the East region. Sutherland is looking to bring that cache with him on a visit later this month.
"I'm planning to take a visit sometime soon," he said. "Possibly the 27th."
Sutherland says he is interested "for sure" in Syracuse and is looking forward to getting to know the new coaching staff. His primary recruiter is Reno Ferri, but defensive backs coach Nick Monroe figures to be vital to his recruitment as well.
Get to know more about Sutherland's game in the video at the top of the page.