Class of 2018 Mentor (Ohio) High quarterback Tadas Tatarunas is still in the early stages of his recruitment. Despite still looking for his first FBS offer, he is receiving quite a bit of interest. On Sunday, he visited one of the schools expressing interest in the Syracuse Orange.
"The visit was awesome," Tatarunas said. "I got to tour the facilities and campus with 5 coaches. Then I had like an hour talk with (head) coach (Dino) Babers and a half-hour talk with coach (Sean) Lewis, the QB coach. I was able to see the carrier dome as well. I had a great time."
Tatarunas said Syracuse did not offer on the trip and he does not currently hold one from the Orange. They did say, however, that they want him to come to their camp on Father's Day. The 6-foot-4 signal caller says he will be there for that camp where he hopes to earn an offer.
One of the highlights of Sunday's visit was sitting down and spending time with the Syracuse coaches. He was able to get to know them on a more personal level and discuss some football as well.
"I loved coach Babers and coach Lewis," Tatarunas said. "They both know a lot about the QB position. I got the feeling that coach Babers really wanted me because he told me he could develop me into an NFL quarterback.
"Coach Lewis and I talked about what it'd be like if I was in the system there. We had a great chalk talk about football in general."
The Mentor High standout left Syracuse impressed and believes there is mutual high interest on both ends. He hopes that an offer comes down the line in order to take the relationship to the next level.
"I have a high interest for them and it seemed like they had a high interest in me," Tatarunas said. "It will be interesting when their camp comes by to see if they offer me in the future."