An intriguing long, athletic defensive back who could also grow into an outside linebacker, Cory Gross has been on the Syracuse radar since impressing at a June camp. Syracuse has stayed in touch and invited him to a game. Gross is still looking for his first offer, which could come sometime this fall or winter. If the Orange were to offer, it would put them in a very spot in his recruitment.
Another longer defensive back from New York, Jarrett Paul will be back on the Syracuse campus to watch them face South Florida. Paul is a downstate kid from Christ the King Regional. He impressed the Orange coaches during a satellite camp over the summer, and is firmly on the radar. Also looking for his first offer, Paul has received interest from a plethora of programs.
Myles Wright visited in February and will be back to see a game in person. Wright was subsequently offered, and his recruitment has taken off ever since. Despite not holding one from in-state Maryland, Wright has been offered by Duke, East Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest among others.
Darion McKenzie is an intriguing athlete. He plays on both sides of the ball and could project as a receiver, running back or defensive back at the next level. With James Pierre and Michael Moore not qualifying, McKenzie could be one to watch going forward.
Tyree Henry is a big bodied, tall, lengthy wide receiver who is someone to watch in the 2018 cycle. He already holds offers from Maryland, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, so one from Syracuse would not be surprising.
With those three players visiting from St. Frances Academy, it would not be surprising if even more players from that school were in the stands on Saturday as well.
An athletic offensive lineman from Pennsylvania, Syracuse was the first to offer Jake Kradel over the summer. Kradel returns to the Orange campus to check out a game. It is very early in his recruitment and he should field many more opportunities, but Syracuse has made a strong early impression.
Stevie Scott is a local athlete from Christian Brothers Academy. He plays running back and defensive back for the Brothers, but could develop into a linebacker at the next level. He is in the discussion of the top player in Central New York as a junior, and is definitively a division one talent.
Another local prospect who will be attending Saturday's game is Eric Coley. Coley is a dynamic athlete with quickness, agility and speed. He is already committed to the Orange and his father is the defensive line coach on the staff.