One of the players that impressed during Syracuse football's satellite camps was 2018 Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ the King defensive back Jarrett Paul. Paul was on the Syracuse campus on Thursday for a return trip to Central New York, but his first under the new Orange regime.
"It was great," Paul said. "I got to sit down and talk with coach Babers in his office. I toured the facilities and campus. Then I sat down with coach Hart and sat down with coach Monroe after."
His conversation with head coach Dino Babers was particularly meaningful.
"He's a great coach and a great person," Paul said. "He's a role model to the whole staff and team. We spoke about life and how a Syracuse degree holds a lot of weight in the world. Even though I don't have an offer yet, he told me that I'm one of their top defensive back prospects in my class.
"Especially because I'm a New York City kid."
Next it was on to a conversation with him primary recruiter, Mike Hart.
"Hart was just spending time getting to know me since he's my primary recruiter," Paul said. "He told me that my recruitment is going to pick up soon and that I should not get caught up in the process."
Should Paul choose Syracuse, his position coach would be Nick Monroe. Those two had an in-depth conversation as well.
"Coach Monroe told me that him and coach Hart are going to recruit me with honesty," Paul said. "He also told me to remain the kid that I am not because my recruitment is going to blow up very soon. Monroe said he loves all the attributes that I bring to the corner position.
"He wants to see me in game action before he offers me. Him and coach Hart are going to come to one of my games this upcoming season."
Paul said he loved the facilities and campus. His interest in Syracuse remains high, and he hopes to make it back to SU for a game this fall.null