The Lincoln High standout at one time was seriously considering Syracuse. In the spring Whitehead said SU was his front runner. Many experts felt the Orange may have even been the favorite over the summer when he decided to visit more than once. So where did SU go?
Isaiah Whitehead, a top recruit out of Brooklyn, has trimmed his list to five colleges. Syracuse, as expected, is not one of them.
Three years ago, Christopher Clark balanced a 9-to-5 job at Starbucks with part-time night classes as a freshman at East Los Angeles College. Organized football appeared to be in his past after no schools offered the undersized wide receiver a scholarship out of high school.
On Terrel Hunt: "He’s played before. They ran both of them in and out of the game little bit. I think both of those guys are good. The one kid just threw six interceptions. A couple of them were tipped balls and this, that and the other. Yes, they’re making a change, but both of those guys are good players. Both of them are big. Both of them are physical. Both of them can run. This guy they’ve got now, he can run maybe a little bit better. We’re going to see both of them and I think both of them are good players."
Based on the participation report through three weeks, here's a list of freshmen I compiled that look like strong candidates to redshirt.
The unit, often comprised of non-scholarship players and backups, is mainly tasked with giving the starters an accurate look at the schemes run by that week's opponent.'
Former Syracuse basketball player Herman Harried is entering his 16th year as the basketball coach at Baltimore's Lake Clifton High School.
"We're going to need Drew to win games," Lester said. "We can all dream that Terrel will stay hot, he's never going to get hurt and everything is going to great. But realistically we have two quality players that can help us win games."
Jerome Smith will score at least one touchdown for Syracuse. Over the first eight games last season, Smith did not find the end zone despite rolling up 615 yards on 125 carries. In the eight games since, he has eight touchdowns to go with 735 yards on 143 rushing attempts.
Dunbar died Friday following a battle with cancer at age 64, but not before he was able to help groom Syracuse's young offensive coordinator.
In this video, you will see Hunt describe what it was like to receive the news. You will also hear what Hunt thinks after watching the film of his performance against Wagner and the connection he has with his wide receivers.
Brent Axe talks to Syracuse wide receiver Jarrod West about playing with a heavy heart on Saturday vs. Wagner and his break out game against the Seahawks.
So there you go. Hope you feel enriched by knowing the complex reasons behind a trade where two players were traded for each other, then waived.