Class of 2022 Grandpa Locka (FL) Monsignor Pace linebacker Mekhi Mason is one of Syracuse’s primary targets in its recruitment cycle. The 6-2,220 pound backer was offered by Syracuse last June. It was his first offer. Since then he has been in regular communication with Orange and had a virtual visit to Syracuse in February.
Now he has planned a visit to see the campus in person. Mason’s visit to Syracuse is allowed as he drives to school alone and has no personal contact with the Orange coaches.
“I’m going up there on April 10th,” Mason said. “Just to get a feel for the school.”
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE THE FREE ALL SYRACUSE NEWSLETTER TO SEND THE LATEST ORANGE UPDATES TO YOUR INBOX!
Mason has official visits to West Virginia and Indiana scheduled for June. He also discussed one with Syracuse, but the uncertainty of the pandemic prevented this from being planned. Although the NCAA is expected to allow face-to-face visits after May 31, no official decision has yet been made.
Mason speaks regularly to the Syracuse coaches, and the Orange is one of the hardest schools to recruit him. He says he has a strong relationship with senior recruiter Nick Monroe.
“My relationship with the coach is great,” said Mason. “He was the first one who offered me. We talk every day.”
The talented 6-1,220 pound linebacker has previously said his interest in Syracuse is great and they remain one of his top schools.
In addition to Syracuse, Mason has deals from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Central Florida, Wake Forest, and West Virginia, among others.