2024 NJ offensive lineman Jack Small ‘happy’ with Syracuse offer

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Syracuse extended an offer to Northern Valley (NJ) High offensive lineman Jack Small over the weekend, as the Orange reaffirmed its commitment to one of the top prospects in the 2024 in New Jersey.

“I’m happy I got a Syracuse offer,” Small said an interview with The Juice Online. “It was a boost of confidence for me because they had just brought in a new recruiter for my area (tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile) the past week and they had a new O-line coach (Steve Farmer). But they still decided to offer me the first time I had met them.”

Small visited Syracuse and spent most of his time with Farmer, Campanile and head coach Dino Babers.

“I liked what I saw,” Small said. “The campus is really nice and I liked how close everything was to each other. We talked about a bunch of different things. From the drive up for New Jersey, to what I want to do, and eventually we talked about the offer.”

The 6-foot-7, 295 pound lineman, who holds a 3.85 GPA, also has offers from UMass and Princeton, and says that the Orange is recruiting him the hardest at the moment.

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SU appears to be the right blend of what Small is looking for in a college.

“I want to go to a good academic school,” Small said, “but also be able to play big time football.”

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.