Syracuse picked up one of the top remaining prospects from the state of New York on Thursday evening.
Ryan Sloan, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound versatile lineman from Brookhaven (N.Y.) Bellport committed to the Orange late Thursday night.
Sloan had received an offer from Stony Brook and was receiving interest from the coaches at Rutgers and Central Florida. His offer from Syracuse came in about three months ago and after giving the process some thought he finally decided it was the right time to make his college decision.
"I just committed like an hour ago," Sloan confirmed. "I was talking to coach [John] Anselmo and he also had me talking to another one of the recruiting coaches. I was talking to like five guys in all.
"I think it's a good school and they've been showing the most interest so far. My cousin played for one of their coaches when he was at Nassau [Anselmo] and he was telling me good things about him. He told me he's a good coach and a good person to talk to."
Syracuse has told Sloan he could play either offensive or defensive tackle for them. However, he would need to lose about twenty pounds before they put him on the defensive side of the ball. He said it doesn't really matter which position he plays.
Sloan has never visited Syracuse but will be taking an official visit to the school in December.