Future Syracuse Orange teammates Lindsey Scott and Moe Neal spent this past week practicing together as members of the Offense Defense All-American Senior Bowl Nationals team. Their team played in the All-Star game on Saturday, losing to the American squad, 37-34.
Scott completed 15 of 20 passes for 194 yards, and also gained 94 yards on the ground and rushed for two touchdowns. In an interview during the game, Scott also affirmed his commitment to Syracuse University despite reported efforts by Tulane and Texas A&M to flip him. Scott cited his fit in the new offense and his relationship with the staff as some of his reasons for sticking with Syracuse.
Moe Neal was on the receiving end of four passes from Lindsey Scott totaling 24 yards. Neal primarily lined up as a slot receiver during the game. That may be indicative of where Neal may fit into Coach Babers' offense. Neal was originally recruited to Syracuse to play the hybrid RB/WR position in Tim Lester's offense. At 160 lbs. Neal is undersized for a running back in the new offense; his speed and hands, however, make Neal a perfect fit at the slot wide receiver position. Syracuse recruited speedster Neru N'Shaka for a slot receiver, but he ultimately committed to Toledo in earlier this month.