2023 defensive back Jayden Colon had a good feeling about Syracuse right when he stepped on campus.
The Dickinson (NJ) High recruit was on hand to watch the Orange defeat Wagner 59-0 on Saturday night with his father and a contingent of other recruits.
I would like to say thank you for the invite to the game day visit , loved the experience, fan base, facility, everything.Would love to be back‼️ #CuseFootball #Cusesuperfan 🍊🍊 @CoachNJ_Monroe @CoachAhmadCuse @DeonMaddoxSU1 pic.twitter.com/BYDwQSxIWQ
— Jayden Colon 🦅 (@JaydenC_D1) October 2, 2022
“Once I walked in there, it felt good,” Colon said in an interview with The Juice Online. “It kind of felt like a place for me.”
Syracuse was nearly flawless, scoring touchdowns on its first six drives of the game, while limiting Wagner to 50 total yards on the night.
The win improved the Orange to 5-0, the best start they’ve had since 1987. It’s also vaulted SU into the top 25 rankings in both the AP (22) and Coach’s (21) polls.
The ranking didn’t go unnoticed by Colon.
“They are a very strong team,” Colon said. “You definitely can’t sleep on them at all.”
Aside from the game, Colon had a chance to meet with the coaches and tour the facilities.
“They made us feel very special and welcomed,” Colon said. “We talked about a lot of things, and about the history of the number 44.”
Colon has received interest from Rutgers, Monmouth, Dartmouth, Wagner, and Columbia, among others, and said he would continue to stay in touch with Syracuse.
“It definitely opens my eyes to see they have great coaching,” Colon said. “The atmosphere was amazing, loved the fan base, and the people there are amazing.”