April 14, 2011
Karl impressed by the Orange
New York State used to be a place where football talent was over looked, but it is growing fast. The class of 2011 grew by about fifty percent over the class of 2010 when it came to players heading to BCS programs. This year it looks to be making more moves.
Another player from the Empire State to watch is 6-foot-6, 284 pound offensive tackle prospect Sean Karl from Manorville (NY) Eastport S Manor who was recently offered by Syracuse.
"Syracuse offered me about three weeks ago, I was excited," Karl said. "I did have one offer before that from an FCS school Stony Brook, a local school. It was a good feeling knowing that a program like Syracuse gave me an offer."
Right now with the offer being fairly new the prospect is high on the Orange.
"I like them a lot and I went up a couple weeks ago. I talked with all of the coaches and I liked them all a lot. I liked the campus a lot, the coaches were cool, and the Carrier Dome was awesome."
On his trip up to Syracuse there was one item that took you by surprise.
"The Carrier Come stuck out to me a lot. I didn't realize how big it was that place was huge."
Karl was an early target for Syracuse and they first made contact with him at the first junior day they held. That is also where he met the coach that would be recruiting him.
"Coach Anselmo is recruiting me. I talked to him first when I went to the junior day up at Syracuse in January. We have a good relationship now and I am getting to know him better."
Besides Syracuse no other BCS team has offered yet, but one of the Orange rivals could be next.
"Right now Connecticut is talking about offering that's really the only other school right now."
On the visit front for Karl he made a trip to Syracuse already and one other program. This weekend he also has plans to head out and see one Big Ten program.
"Back in February I went to Notre Dame and this weekend I am going to Penn State's spring game."
With still a lot of time to go in the recruiting season Karl already has a time in mind to make his final decision.
"I went to make my decision before my senior season, over the summer most likely."
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