Three-star Cheshire (Conn.) Academy athlete Brandon Sebastian is being recruited by Syracuse as a defensive back. Sebastian was offered by the older Orange staff and the new staff has reaffirmed his offer. He visited Syracuse on Saturday to get a closer look at the program.
"I really enjoyed myself on the visit," Sebastian said. "We took a tour of the facilities and I was surprised, honestly. We went to the basketball game, which I loved. The best part of the day was when I sat down with the coaches and starting building a relationship and feeling comfortable around them.
"I talked with coach Monroe the most. We talked about my day and life in general. I really like the new staff. Cuse should have a good year this season coming up."
What surprised Sebastian about the facilities was the fact that they have multiple indoor facilities now with the new practice building and Manley Field House. He was also impressed by the weight room and Syracuse's locker room.
Some schools look at Sebastian as a wide receiver. But as previously mentioned, the Orange view him as a defensive player.
"I wouldn't mind playing CB," he said. "Wherever a team needs me, that's where I would play. I would fit great (at Syracuse) because they run a Tampa 2 defense."
Sebastian thinks his skill set fits inside that Tampa 2 scheme. He has the versatility to play corner on the outside or in the slot as well as safety if needed. Positional versatility is always important, and he certainly has that.
Another highlight of the trip was the Carrier Dome. Sebastian was able to watch the Orange basketball team win on senior day, and he left impressed by the fan base.
"I loved it," Sebastian said. "I love the energy and enthusiasm."
Overall, the visit had a huge impact on the 6-foot-1 athlete. He says he is definitely high on Syracuse right now, but remains open to everyone. He will be back to Syracuse soon, however, as he plans to visit for the April 2nd spring game.