On Saturday June 11th, Syracuse held their satellite camp in Brooklyn (N.Y.), which comprised of over 150 football prospects. It was a chance for the Orange to develop relationships with downstate coaches, see in-state recruits up close, and let them know Syracuse is serious about recruiting the New York City area.
During the camp, there were a few that stood out based on their performance. According to a source, one of them 2018 defensive back Jarrett Paul.
Paul has been on the Syracuse radar for some time, and their interest in him was solidified by his performance.
"It was pretty organized," Paul said. "Coach Babers is a cool coach. He's very positive. We did basic drills, we worked on breaking, high pointing the ball, and turning our hips.
"Coach Monroe is great coach, he's very enthusiastic. He's the type of defensive back coach that you want to be around."
Paul says coach Monroe was teaching him how to keep his pad level low as a bigger corner. That should help him for his upcoming junior season this fall.
The 6-foot-1 cornerback says Syracuse is close to offering. The plan is for the Orange coaches to take another look at his junior film, reevaluate his camp performance and go from there.
One thing is clear, however, both sides have mutual interest.
"It's a big time college program in my home state," Paul said. "It doesn't get better than that. I plan on visiting sometime in July, so I can see the facilities and get to know the coaches more."
Keep an eye on Paul as a Syracuse target in the 2018 class going forward.