2023 wide receiver Tyler Mills has grown up in the shadow of Syracuse in nearby Fulton, NY, a 30 minute drive from the JMA Wireless Dome.
So when Mills received an invitation to attend Syracuse’s matchup against Wagner, he jumped at the opportunity.
“I grew up near Syracuse,” Mills said in an interview with The Juice Online. “That’s why it is such an amazing experience to be able to have a chance to be recruited by them.”
Such an awesome experience at @CuseFootball game day visit! Awesome coaches and facility and love the overall atmosphere! Appreciate this opportunity! @CoachAhmadCuse @CoachBabersCuse 🍊 pic.twitter.com/Zj8qAtLt7F
— Tyler Mills (@Tyler_mills10) October 3, 2022
Mills took in Syracuse’s 59-0 win over Wagner, which improved the Orange to 5-0 on the season, and has vaulted them into the top 25 rankings in the AP and Coach’s polls.
The Orange dominated from start to finish, scoring touchdowns on their first six drives, while holding the Seahawks to just 50 total yards.
“They’re having an amazing season,” Mills said. “And had an outstanding win against Wagner.”
Mills plays both defensive back and wide receiver for Fulton (NY) High, and like Syracuse, his team is undefeated, jumping out to a 4-0 start.
Mills has been a large part of that, and has flashed his 4.5 40M speed. It’s not surprising that he’s a dual-sport athlete, also running track and field, and maintains a 4.0 GPA.
“The season has been going great,” Mills said. “I’ve been able to showcase my talents.”
It’s caught the eye of several schools, including Connecticut, Robert Morris, Pace and Saint Anselm, among others. Of course, Mills is on Syracuse’s radar as well.
“SU stands at the top of my recruitment,” Mills said. “I discussed with the coaches a little on how much I loved campus and just the environment there at SU.”
Mills said he will stay in touch with the Orange coaching staff, and will likely take in another game in the future.
“The Dome is amazing and a great place to watch a game,” Mills said. “I really enjoyed the game and love watching SU.”