February 5, 2010
Cajuste has Big East offers
In the class of 2010 Doug Marrone wanted to establish New York as a solid base for recruiting. In 2011 with his base set he is already back looking to make early impressions on future prospects. One of those prospects is Devon Cajuste.
Cajuste, 6-foot-4, 210 pounds out of Flushing (NY) Holy Cross had no offers during his junior season, but once his solid season was complete that changed.
"I am not really sure when Syracuse offered I think it was a month or two ago. I do not know the exact date, but they were the first," Cajuste said. "It was kind of a shock because I did not know that the offer was coming at all. I was just getting mail from Syracuse, so I was not fully sure that they were going to give me an offer like that."
With the offer in hand what exactly does the Empire State prospect think of the in state program?
"I have not been to their campus yet. I do know that it is a pretty big school. I think it is kind of an honor to get an offer like that."
On Rivals.com Cajuste is listed as a wide receiver and that is what he plays in high school, but when he takes his game to the next level that may change especially if he picks the Orange.
"I am pretty sure Syracuse is looking for me to play tight end, but I am not sure."
A visit to Syracuse has not been taken yet, however there is a trip set to Syracuse at the end of the month.
"I am going to Syracuse for their Junior Day on February 27th."
The trip to see the Orange at the end of the month will not be the first visit taken by the prospect. At the start of this month Cajuste visited another Big East program. That team also became the second school to offer.
"The visit to Rutgers was good. Rutgers has offered as well."
More visits are sure to be taken by the future division one athlete and he has an idea of two other programs he would like to check out.
"I am going to try and get down to Miami and Penn State."
Besides Syracuse and Rutgers there are some other schools showing interest, but Cajuste does not know if the others are close to offering.
"Not that I know of I am not sure. There are some schools talking to me through mail. The only other hand written letters I have received were from Notre Dame, Penn State, and Illinois just came in."
When it comes to looking at a future college destination academics will be at the front of his list and he even has a final three when it comes to what he would like to major in.
"I want to major in computer engineering, entertainment law, or a doctor," Cajuste stated. "Academics are going to be the most important factor when I look at a school."
During this past junior season is when he really opened up college coaches eyes by the way he came out and competed. His on field performances were recognized as he received a few post season honors.
"My junior season went very well. I made All-League, All-City, and All-State. I was also the number one receiver in the league, so it went well."
Now Cajuste is looking to improve on this past season and he has a workout program that shows his dedication.
"The school has this "Grid Iron program" that I do on Tuesday and Thursday, every day I run at least one mile, and then I workout at a gym with my dad or at home with weights."
Every recruiting season it seems like prospects start deciding earlier and earlier. Will Cajuste join the ranks of an early commitment?
"It is just too early to think about a time frame for committing."
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