Syracuse has had tight end as a priority position in the 2017 cycle for quite some time. They are looking for a player who can come in a start right away. An athletic receiving threat that can be a major mismatch for opponents and be a vertical threat down the middle of the field.
Junior college tight end Ravian Pierce out of Southwest Mississippi Community College certainly fits that mold.
The Orange will host the talented tight end this weekend for an official visit, sources tell Scout. Pierce will be in attendance when Syracuse faces Florida State inside the Carrier Dome.
Pierce is currently rated as a three-star junior college prospect. He was a four-star, Scout 300 prospect out of Plantation High in Florida back in the 2014 cycle. He originally signed with Mississippi State back then, and re-verballed after going the junior college route.
In the 2014 class, Pierce was the 246th best player overall and eight best tight end. An elite talent to be sure.
However, he recently publicly decommitted, and has had schools hot on his trail ever since. He took an official visit to Oklahoma State last weekend and has taken an unofficial to LSU over the summer. Syracuse gets their chance to make an impression this weekend, and will be able to pitch an immediate starting position.
The high flying Dino Babers offense will no doubt be part of the recruiting pitch as well.
For more inside information on Pierce's recruitment and where Syracuse stands, click HERE.