One of four players to pick up an offer from Syracuse during a Sunday through Monday visit was 2018 prospect Deandre Square. Square was one of 11 players from Michigan power Cass Technical High School to visit the Orange. The trip was a big one for Square, who said the Orange are his top school after the visit.
"We went to see the dorms, the indoor facility," Square said. "We saw the Carrier Dome and that was the best part. The indoor facility was nice and big and I heard they just made it."
Square spent a lot of time hanging out with linebackers coach Tom Kaufmann. Square is talented enought to play safety or linebacker, but the Orange like him at linebacker. Getting to know who could be his future position coach was a critical part of the visit.
"The bond was great," Square said. "Coach Kaufmann and coach Reynolds (offered me). I was very happy and they offered because I fit their scheme."
Indeed the 2018 athlete was offered during the visit. He was one of two 2018 prospects to snatch an offer on the trip, joining cornerback Kalon Gervin.
Syracuse is hoping to start a pipeline to Cass Tech, having landed three-star linebacker Tim Walton in the 2016 class. They have offered several players in 2017 and a few in 2018 as well. Gervin and Square represent two players who could attract major attention in the Midwest in 2018 and whom Syracuse is developing an early relationship.
So much so that Square has Syracuse on top for now.