Beh Recaps Syracuse Visit

Beh Recaps Syracuse Visit

Noah Beh is starting to focus more on his recruitment. He recently took the short trip north to visit the Syracuse campus for the first time. During the visit, he met two famous Syracuse alums. He recaps the visit, and declares two early favorites, inside.

Syracuse continues to host 2014 prospects during spring practice as Scranton Preparatory (PA) defensive end Noah Beh took in the Orange campus for the first time.

"I got taken over to the Carrier Dome," Beh recalled. "The practice was in the Dome today. I walked in and started watching practice. Chandler Jones and Arthur Jones walked in a couple minutes behind me. I met both of them and was talking to them for a pretty good amount of time. They were a really nice couple of guys and easy to talk to. I got some advice from them and got to talk to them about Syracuse and stuff.

"I watched the whole practice. I got to eat dinner with the whole team and Coach (Tim) Daoust and Coach (Scott) Shafer. I just got to talk to them a lot today. They're really great to talk to. They're all about family up there and that's how I like it. That's how I am being from Scranton, that's how we are and we like to work. We have the same goals, I think."

The moment seeing two current NFL players was quite a surprise to Beh. It was one of the highlights of the trip, and he got to speak with them at length.

"It was crazy," Beh admitted. "I just turned around and saw them and thought wow it was two big NFL guys. But when I started talking to them I wasn't even thinking about that. They were just normal guys and easy to talk to. They were very humble. They were mostly just telling me funny stories about when they were back at Syracuse. It was just funny stuff. It was really easy for them to talk to me. It was just really nice.

"I got to talk to Chandler mostly and that was pretty cool because we're both defensive ends. He told me he was 190 (pounds) coming out of high school. He left at about 267, around there. He just was telling me how much he liked it and the strength coach was great. Both of them don't even work out with their team, they come back to work with the Syracuse strength coach because they like him so much."

When Beh visits a campus for the first time, he has clear goals for the trip. One of those goals is getting a feel for what life would be like if he were to be a part of that program. When Beh took in Syracuse, he was able to get that feeling.

"It gave me a perspective of what it would be like," the 6-foot-6 defensive end explained. "That's my goal for my visits in the spring. I want to see what it's like and see how the players like it. That's the most important thing. You have to talk to the players and see what they say and how they feel. They'll give you the truth of how it really is.

"I got to talk to a lot of guys, briefly. They were all pretty good guys and easy to talk to, well spoken. It was nice meeting a lot of them."

Another part that stood out to Beh was the practice. It was easy for him to see how hard the players work and the family atmosphere that surrounds the program.

"I had a very good trip today," Beh claimed. "I got to see how they get after it in practice. They're really aggressive. Fast paced practicing and really good coaching. It seems like they train and prepare well in the offseason. I'm big on that. I was just really impressed to see how the team works out and how they function together.

"It seemed like a really big family. That's really huge for me. I was excited about that. I had a pretty good trip."

Spending time with the coaches was also important for Beh. It allowed him to get to know them and their philosophy on a level he had not previously experienced.

"They mostly let me enjoy the day," Beh described. "They talked about me committing but mostly just joking around. I really liked the coaches. They mostly just joked around with me all day. They weren't trying to pressure me into anything but they definitely wanted to let me know they were interested in me."

Beh remains very interested in Syracuse after his first visit to the hill. He says they are one of two schools standing out early in the process.

"This trip definitely pushed Syracuse towards the top," Beh said. "It's still a little bit early but I'm trying to narrow it down to a couple schools to make it easier for me. But they're definitely near the top with Boston College. Those are probably my top two right now."

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