Aaron Hackett had narrowed his list to two schools, Syracuse and the University of South Florida when he took his visit to the Hill less than two weeks ago. When his visit with Babers and the football staff was complete, his list was narrowed to one.
“I think I just had an overall comfort with the program and the area around it, I really felt comfortable on my trip. I could see myself being there for the next four to five years”
There is a common theme that keeps cropping up about offensive recruits for Syracuse. They understand what Babers is trying to bring to the Dome and are extremely excited to be a part of a new, fast-paced, high-energy offense.
“I’m fired up. Just being able to put up a lot of points and moving at such a high pace, like they do, is going to be great.”
And Hackett may get a chance to become involved in that new offense right away. When Hackett comes to the Hill, in the Fall of 2017, he will be one of two tight tends on the roster, unless the Orange add another to the Class of 2017. He insists, however, that early playing time was just one of many factors that made his decision.
“(Playing time) didn’t make my decision but it was definitely, definitely enticing to want to be there and make an early impact.”
Exactly what his role will be if he gets that early playing time remains to be seen but Hackett says that one of the best things he brings is his versatility.
“I think I am a kind of versatile player where I can line up and beat a linebacker or beat a safety in coverage but I can also put my in the ground and help block for a running back or help create a seam so I think that’s what I bring to the table, being able to do a lot of things.”
You can listen to the entire interview with Hackett by listening to last week’s episode of Fizz Radio on our Soundcloud page.