North Andover (Mass.) Brooks School tight end Patrick Freiermuth is one of Syracuse's top target in the 2018 class. He picked up an offer in June after attending one of their camps. Since then, Syracuse has made him a priority and continued to stay in contact.
On Saturday, he checked out the campus during an unofficial visit.
"My favorite part was probably spending time with the coaches and getting to know them more," Freiermuth said. "Great guys who want the program to be great and I love that. Also, watching the up-tempo offense."
Freiermuth was able to check out the offense during Saturday's scrimmage. He was impressed by everything he saw.
"I think the offense looked very good and the defense as well," he said. "I loved how all the coaches coach. They teach the kids if they mess up. They don't just yell at the kids because they messed up.
"Personally, I think I'd fit the offense perfectly because I'm a very versatile tight end."
Freiermuth also spent time getting to know the Syracuse coaches on a more personal level. He sat down with tight ends coach Reno Ferri and head coach Dino Babers for more extensive conversations.
"They were just very honest with me," Freiermuth said. "They said I'm going to have to obviously work for a starting spot freshman year. But with this offense, they said I could thrive in it."
After the trip, Freiermuth is very high on the Orange. He said the visit was "amazing" overall and that Syracuse has everything he's looking for.
"They have an upbeat offense which I love," Freiermuth said. "They use the tight ends in so many ways. The coaching staff are great guys who really look out for the players, and the academics are amazing.
Freiermuth has offers from Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, Wake Forest and others. He visits Penn State on Monday, August 15th.