With their surprising season on the field this fall, and a big victory at West Virginia this past weekend, recruiting may also take an upswing at Syracuse. The start of this may have begun yesterday, when three star offensive lineman Kristofer Curtis of Fayetville (Ga.) Fayette County committed to the Orange.
Curtis, 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, discussed his decision.
"It's a good school academically, especially in engineering, which is what I want to major in," said Curtis. "The coaching staff is great and I think the program is heading in the right direction. I want to be a part of the Syracuse nation."
At the time of his commitment, Curtis also held offers from Kentucky, Memphis, Tulane and Middle Tennessee State. He has not had a chance to visit Syracuse to this point, but that will change later this year.
"I have not visited yet, but I'm taking my official sometime in December," said Curtis. "I want to get a feel for the campus lifestyle, and make a better connection with the coaches and players that will be there next year."
Leading the way for the Syracuse coaching staff in Curtis' recruitment has been Coach Greg Adkins.
"He's a nice guy and he showed me a lot of love during the recruiting process," said Curtis.
With the process now behind him, both he and his family are relieved.
"I'm just happy to get the process over with and know where I'll be next fall," said Curtis. "My family loves the decision. They think it's a great school academically. As long as I like the school, they like the school."
Finally, Curtis, who is playing left tackle this season at Fayette County, was asked about his position at Syracuse.
"I think tackle, but I have no problem playing guard too," said Curtis.