One of the top players on the Syracuse campus during a huge visit weekend was three-star running back Tayon Fleet-Davis out of Patomac High in Maryland. Fleet-Davis is one of the Orange's top targets at running back, and he felt the love after spending time with assistant coach Mike Hart.
"We talked about me being the guy to come in and change the culture," he said. "Coming in and getting big playin time as a freshman. He's a very blunt guy. He's straight forward.
"I was just thinking to myself this is a once and a lifetime opportunity. Not every running back gets a chance like this."
That chance Fleet-Davis speaks of is following in the footsteps of some of the best running backs football has ever seen. That historical significance was not lost on the three-star back.
"I enjoyed the history of the school," Fleet-Davis said. "To me, Syracuse should be called running back university. I think it's cool because the history of the running backs is so dominant, who wouldn't want to follow?"
Overall the visit was great for the talented back. Fleet-Davis was able to check out several aspects of the program and get a feel for what life is like on the Syracuse campus.
"It was just an overall great day," he said. "The environment and the staff was great. The facilities was more than what I expected, especially the Dome. The best part was the Dome, of course. I never seen that many people. So many people it looked fake. We got a tour of the facility."
Fleet-Davis admitted that committing crossed his mind, but says he still has more places to visit. As of now, he says Syracuse is definitely in his top five.