Altoona (Pa.) Bishop Guilfoyle athlete Evan Chadbourn has seen his recruitment pick up lately. He holds FCS offers from Penn, Columbia, St. Francis, Duquesne, Robert Morris and Towson. His only division one offer, currently, is Temple. But Chadbourn is also receiving interest from Penn State, Army and Bowling Green.
On Thursday, the 5-foot-11 speedster took the drive north to Central New York to check out what Syracuse had to offer.
"The visit was great," Chadbourn said. "The coaches and facilities there were fantastic. The coaches were all great guys and I was treated very well. The tradition at Syracuse is also amazing."
Chadbourn is being recruited by Syracuse as a slot receiver, something he has experience doing in high school in addition to playing both running back and quarterback. He does not have an offer, and the staff was up front stating that they have a number of opportunities out right now, but will remain in touch with Chadbourn throughout the cycle.
Clearly he is on Syracuse's radar.
By visiting on Thursday, Chadbourn was able to see the Orange practice. He left impressed, seeing a good fit with his skill set.
"I thought the tempo was fast, but all the coaches were telling me that it will get a lot faster once the team becomes more comfortable with the offense," he said. "I think I would fit in great. It sounds like they really like me in the slot, and with how their offense is designed, it would be a ton of fun for me being able to get the ball out in space."
Chadbourn noted the facilities were top notch and he thought the campus was nice overall. He enjoyed his time checking out Syracuse, likes the program a lot as a potential fit, and hopes to return for another visit at some point.
"I would say (my interest is) high," Chadbourn said. "Their offense is basically a dream for wide receivers and I would have a blast playing in it."