Spinney enjoys his trip
Recruiting is entering its crucial months as high school prospects are starting to take official visits. So far this season Syracuse has only received one commitment after a visit, Van Chew made his decision just under a month after his trip. The Orange have played host to a handful of solid prospects such as Rob Gronkowski, Jourdon Brooks, and Mark Spinney. CuseConfidential caught up with Spinney to see how his visit to Central, NY went and what else is happening with his recruiting.
Spinney 6-foot-4, 265-pound prospect from Bishop Guertin (NH) is receiving a lot of interest from BCS schools such as Syracuse, Rutgers, Connecticut, Duke, and Northwestern as well as some MAC schools. Despite having all the interest and double digit scholarship offers Spinney has yet to narrow down his list of top schools.
The Orange have been the only school so far to get a visit. What does the prospect think about other schools and official visits so far?
"No, I have not talked with any other schools about officials or anything like that."
A decision from Spinney won't be coming anytime soon as he wants to take a lot of time to think the situation out.
Spinney who can play both sides of the ball has been waiting for schools to tell them what position they want him to play. The three star prospect was being looked at as an offensive linemen when the recruiting process started but with a few months gone by things have changed.
"They [Syracuse] want me to start at defense and if that doesn't work they want me to play offense." The position along the defensive line that the Orange want Spinney to start out at is defensive end.
"It was good to get up there and meet all of the coaches and get to know some of the players and see the whole program." Spinney said about his visit to Syracuse.
Spinney said that the part that stuck out for him the most was, "The people that they have their, the coaches they have the right people there now and the freshmen class they brought in is really great."
On his visit to Syracuse his host was freshmen quarterback Andrew Robinson. The double overtime game was something else Spinney enjoyed. "The crowd was great it was loud in there." The defensive end prospect said.
"Yea, it definitely improved my thoughts about them." Spinney said about Syracuse taking a step forward in his mind after the visit.
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