Offer No. 1 came in recently for Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara 2013 defensive end Kevin Robbins. Robbins discusses the Big East offer and more inside.
"I got an offer from Syracuse a few weeks ago," he said. "It feels great. It's an honor to have an offer from Syracuse.
"I got a chance to work with their coach at camp and I guess he liked my game and they gave me an offer."
Does Robbins know much about the Orange?
"I don't know too much about it," he said. "My head football coach went to Syracuse and he's a Syracuse alum, he also played there with my guidance counselor.
"I haven't made a visit out there, but I plan on doing it soon."
Robbins is receiving other interest too.
"I'm actually getting interest by North Carolina, Michigan State, Rutgers and Maryland," he said. "My father actually went to Michigan State before playing six years in the NFL (Kevin Robbins) and my uncle went to North Carolina and then played in the NFL also (Austin Robbins)."
Is that big potentially with the Spartans and Tar Heels?
"Either one of those would be great, but I'm not just limiting myself to those two schools," he said. "I'm actually a fan of North Carolina. I like watching them when they come on and I just like how they play."
One other school in the picture recently is Maryland after Robbins attended a camp.
"They basically didn't give me too much feedback, but said they'll keep an eye on me this next season."
Playing both ways for Bishop McNamara as a sophomore, Robbins earned second team all-conference and posted eight receptions and one touchdown as a tight end.
"My sophomore year we didn't do too well as a team, but I did pretty good," he said. "I was a pretty solid blocker as a tight end, I did mostly blocking.
"On defense, my pass rushing skills stick out the most and my toughness. I have good speed.
"I'm continuing to work on getting stronger and lifting every day as well as my speed and strength."