Syracuse football has started the 2018 class strong, landing eight of their top targets early in the cycle. Defensive end, however, remains one of their priority positions. Over the weekend, one of their top targets at defensive end was on campus for an unofficial visit.
"(It was) great, I love it," Miami (Fla.) Southridge defensive end Randy Charlton said. "What stood out to me most was the family environment that the coaches had not only with the coaches but the team. I had a chance to see the whole campus, dorms, training facilities, taste of Syracuse plus a couple of other cool places."
During the trip, Charlton spent time with the Orange coaching staff in order to get to know them on a more personal level. He said he spent most of his time on the visit with his primary recruiter, Nick Monroe, as well as the defensive line coaches.
"I felt that at home love they're always trying to present to me," Charlton said.
In addition, Charlton spent time with several Syracuse players. He spent the most time with safety Antwan Cordy. Charlton said the players were great and felt he fit in well with them.
While touring the facilities and the campus, the 6-foot-4 defensive end was impressed that the football facilities were open 24-hours per day.
The visit was important for both Charlton and Syracuse. It gave Charlton a chance to see one of the schools recruiting him the hardest while giving the Orange a chance to sell their program.
Charlton also holds offers from Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon and Tennessee among others. This trip put the Orange in a good spot among that group.
"It showed me where I should set my standards for my college choice," Charlton said. "They set the bar high. My interest in the school is definitely high."