The top quarterback in New York and in the East Region is Sayville (N.Y.) High signal caller Jack Coan, a four-star Scout 300 prospect. As Syracuse tries to take back their home state, landing some of the big Empire State fish is important. Coan certainly represents that, and the Orange were able to get him on campus to show off their program.
"I really enjoyed my visit," Coan said. "I got to meet all the coaches, watch practice, see the facilities and campus, and meet with a professor. I thought all of the coaches were great people and the facilities were really nice."
Indeed Coan did spend time with the coaching staff, who made sure to go over the success they've had on the offensive side of the ball wherever Dino Babers has been.
"They feel that I really fit into their system and really like my game," Coan said. "They talked a lot about their high tempo offense and all the big numbers they put up. They also talked about the winning culture that coach Babers has."
Coan believes he fits the Syracuse system quite well, and sees a lot of similarities with what he runs in high school. Should he pick the Orange, that will only help his learning curve when he arrives.
It was not just about the fit, however. The message from the Syracuse coaches was simple and to the point. They want Jack Coan.
"It definitely means a lot to me," he said. "I feel that they have high interest in me. The whole coaching staff is a bunch of great people. I was able to spend a lot of time with many of their coaches and really enjoyed being around them."
Coan also raved about the campus and the facilities, calling both "beautiful." After checking out what Syracuse has to offer as both an athletic and academic option, the 6-foot-2.5 quarterback left impressed.
"I definitely really liked Syracuse and am still interested in them," Coan said.
He added that after he concludes all of his visits, which will be in about three weeks, he will trim his list. At this time, he thinks it will be a top five, but that is not set in stone. What are Syracuse's chances when that happens? He says, as of now, SU will "probably" be in his top five.
Check out highlights of Coan in the video at the top of the page and a picture of him trying on a Syracuse jersey below.