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Syracuse Football Gets Gulley

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The urban dictionary defines gully as "something from the streets, gutter, and/or gangsta." I think we can all agree that describes Doug Marrone to a T. 

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Garfield High School running back Tyson Gulley has committed to play football at Syracuse. He committed orally (NH).

After a couple weeks where the Orange seemed to be competing for recruits with the likes of major BCS programs, this time it looks like they outbid the usual suspects.  Toledo, Ohio, Akron, Kansas, Ball State, Central Michigan, Kent State, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Eastern Michigan and Marshall were among his suitors.

The 5'9", 175 LB prospect is rated two-stars by Scout as well as by Rivals.  ESPN rates him as a three-star RB who "has marginal size but is an absolute burner with great burst, play-speed and acceleration."

According to his high school coach, Gulley fits because of his ability to fit in a spread offense.

"I think it is a good fit," Sax said in an e-mail. "Most schools are interested in the type of player he is since most are running the spread. He can run the ball and catch it from the flanker spot. I’m sure they will use him to return punts and kicksoffs as well. He is multi-dimensional and that is what makes him such a great player."

He rushed 167 times for 952 yards and 14 touchdowns. Completed 8-of-18 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Had four receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown. Had 51 tackles, caused one fumble, had four interceptions and blocked a field goal. He also was the City Series Offensive Player of the Year.