Three-star safety Brian Edwards out of Miramar High in Florida in one of Syracuse's top targets in the 2017 class. He was scheduled to visit for the first time Monday through Tuesday. Originally, he was supposed to leave Tuesday evening. However, he was enjoying himself so much, he decided to extend his visit into Wednesday.
"It was awesome," Edwards said. "The teammates, they made me feel at home. I went over to the academics center. Communications, Newhouse, it made me feel good. I could come in a do a lot of things within my major."
Edwards' primary recruiter is secondary coach Nick Monroe. The two have a strong relationship and speak on a regular basis. This visit helped him get to know the rest of the coaching staff in the same way. He did just that and felt like he found a group of coaches he sees himself meshing with.
"It felt good," he said. "Nothing changed. All of them are just like coach Monroe. Same kind of personality. It was just great to be around those types of guys."
The 6-foot-3 defensive back spent a lot of time with newcomer Moe Neal. The two were able to bond and Neal even gave him some insight into what life is like as a Syracuse student-athlete.
"Moe, he's an early graduate so he knows what it's like," Edwards said. "It was good being around him and asking him a lot of questions. He's a great player on the field, so I just hung out with him a lot. He showed me around and showed me a lot about what's going on with the 'Cuse."
Another part of the trip that stood out to Edwards was the new indoor practice facility. Seeing Syracuse upgrade the football facilities shows him that they are serious about the program.
"It's great," Edwards said. "The facility is nice. I like it. I was around it for a few days. It was good being around here, playing games with players and stuff like that. So I felt good being around the facility and they said they might upgrade it too. So it was good being able to come in with that upgrade."
By staying into Wednesday, the Miramar High standout was able to attend and watch Syracuse's pro day. Seeing 24 NFL scouts checking out former Orange football players also left a big impression on Edwards.
"It was amazing because I've never been to one before," he said. "Just seeing that and seeing what my future would be like was just exciting. Seeing all of those NFL scouts out there."
Entering the visit, Syracuse was Edwards favorite. He has had the Orange on top for some time. This visit only solidified where they stand with the talented defensive back.
"It really defined it a lot that it was my favorite," Edwards said. "It really defined it a lot that Syracuse was my favorite with the visit."