April 19, 2009

Dieffenbach back from Syracuse

It was a big weekend for the Syracuse football program. The Orange are hoping to put the last few years behind them and their new coaching staff has created some excitement.

This weekend Syracuse held their annual spring football game at the Carrier Dome. Many of their top prospects in the Class of 2010 were in attendance.

Judging by what some have said upon returning home, the weekend was a success. Myles Davis committed to the Orange over the weekend. Davis mentioned that Pittsburgh (Pa.) Fox Chapel Area offensive tackle Miles Dieffenbach was also in attendance.

Dieffenbach had plenty of positive things to say about his experience.

"I liked it a lot. It was very nice up there. It was a lot better than I expected," he said.

"I got there about 8:30 (Saturday morning) and went to talk with coach (Dan) Conley, who recruits my area. We watched a little highlight video about Donovan McNabb, which was cool. Then we walked around the facilities and the weight room.

"We had a group meeting with the players and coach (Doug) Marrone talked to us. Then there were position meetings, and from there we went to the Carrier Dome. We ate lunch, watched the game, and had a tour of the campus."

Dieffenbach said it was his first trip to Syracuse. It was his first visit to any college since a trip to Boston College for a junior day early this year.

"The coaches were a lot more personable (at Syracuse) compared to elsewhere. That was the one thing noticed. They were very one-on-one with you. It wasn't so much about group talks. I spent a lot of time with coach Conley and he's very nice."

He won't be resting for long, as he plans on visiting another school that has been recruiting him for a while.

"I think I'm going down to visit Virginia this week," he continued. "Their offensive line coach told me to come down one day during the week. I think I'm just going to spend a day with the coaches and take a tour of the facilities."

Dieffenbach went on to talk about which schools hold the edge at this point in the process.

"It would probably be Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Penn State, Notre Dame, and Boston College. Pitt and Syracuse are at the top, since they're the only ones that have offered. My options are still open, though. It's a big decision and I've gotta find the best place for me."

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