Name: Qaadir Sheppard
Position: Defensive End
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Iona Prep
2014 Stats: Sheppard finished his senior season with 12 sacks.
2015 Projections: Barring injuries, it's unlikely we get a look at Sheppard this season. He's behind Donnie Simmons and Luke Arciniega on the preseason depth chart.
How'd He Get Here: He chose Syracuse over Boston College, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Virginia and others.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Three stars across the board.
Money Quote: On why he chose SU, via syracuse.com:
"I felt most at home at Syracuse," Sheppard said. "I really like the program, the facilities, the coaches and the team as a whole."
Links of Wonder: Last week, defensive line coach Tim Daoust had some positive thoughts on Syracuse's freshman defensive linemen, including some specific thoughts on Sheppard.
Tweets of Wonder:
When u have a great cut and no where to go— Qaadir Sheppard (@HoopLife_Q13) July 4, 2015
Shafer Daoust Think of Him:
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Sheppard played tight end in high school, reeling in 54 receptions for 842 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. Daoust said in the video above that Sheppard could play offense while at SU.
Let's Get a Good Look Atcha: