Three-star Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech OG Jordan Reid was one of 11 teammates to visit Syracuse last weekend. He was one of a few to enter the trip with an offer already in hand. Even with that, this was his first time on campus and first chance to check out what the program has to offer.
"The visit was very cool," Reid said. "I learned a lot about the campus and the culture of Syracuse. The facilities and on campus life was very interesting in a good way. Overall I had an excellent experience."
Reid spent most of his time with offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Mike Lynch as well as defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds who recruits the Detroit area for the Orange. He said both, as well as the rest of the coaching staff, left a strong impression on him.
"The coaches were very welcoming and upfront," Reid said. "I hung out with coach Lynch and coach Reynolds. I had an excellent time. We went over some film and talked football."
The visit helped the three-star offensive lineman learn about the history of Syracuse both in terms of football and an academic institution.
"I didn't know that Syracuse was a private institution," Reid said. "And that the football and basketball team played in the Carrier Dome together."
Taking all of that in and understanding what Syracuse is all about left Reid intrigued by SU as a potential landing spot. So much so that he plans to be back for more visits.
"Yes I could see myself going to Syracuse," he said. "I was very comfortable and it seemed like an awesome environment. The visit really opened my interest in Syracuse very highly.
"I will definitely be back for spring practices and games for this upcoming season."