Syracuse has dished out a few offers to 2018 quarterbacks recently. One of those was to Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence signal caller Carter Bradley. Though the scholarship extension was new, the communication was not.
"Basically me and coach (Sean) Lewis have been in contact for a good bit now," Bradley said. "Just trying to build that relationship. But (Tuesday) morning my coach wanted me to call him up. One thing led to another and he offered me."
The communication prior to the offer has allowed Bradley to develop a strong relationship with offensive coordinator Sean Lewis. While the two will remain in contact, the next step is for Bradley to learn more about the Orange. He already has a favorable opinion of Dino Babers' offense.
"This offer really excited me," Bradley said. "Just knowing the stats they put up last year was ridiculous and this year they will probably end up doing the same.
"Me and coach Lewis have been building this relationship for awhile. He's a great coach and he seems very real towards me."
With the offer now in hand, Bradley must see if Syracuse is the right fit for him both athletically and academically. That is why he intends to do more research on the school and program before deciding if the Orange are one of the top contenders for his services.
"My interest in Syracuse is getting better and better," he said. "I don't know much about the school but what I'm hearing, I like it more and more. I will have to take some more time to think about it."
If Bradley picked the Orange, it would be the cycle year in a row that Syracuse grabbed an Elite-11 finalist. Bradley also holds offers from Rutgers, Temple, Toledo, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Indiana, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida and others.