Feel like I'm going to be referring to Trey Dunkelberger as "Hoss" many times over the next four years.— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) April 4, 2015
Alas, I was wrong and always will be wrong (about a lot of things). JUCO transfer Trey Dunkelberger told reporters that he will be transferring from Syracuse after the season to play his final season of eligibility elsewhere.
Syracuse TE Trey Dunkelberger says he will transfer after graduating this winter. Has one year of eligibility left. @JUCOFFrenzy had it 1st.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) October 20, 2016
And you know what, can’t really blame the guy.
Dunk attended Pierce College out of high school where he played for one season before transferring to SU. The Orange beat out the likes of Cincinnati, Louisville, and Buffalo for his services.
Though he came to Syracuse as a tight end, Dunk was moved to defensive end after a 2015 where he didn’t see much playing time. He seemed upbeat about the decision.
“Over the summer, I’m going to work on weight and strength. Once fall comes I’m coming for No. 1 and I want to play. I made the switch because I want to help the team and I’m going to do whatever it takes.”
Given SU’s lack of depth at the spot, it seemed like a decent move.
But at some point, someone decided that wasn’t going to work and Trey moved back to tight end. We wondered if there was a chance he might even end up playing both ways. Instead, he hasn’t played at all in 2016.
Hence, he’s moving on.
"The coaches are amazing and the program is going to succeed very well in the future," Dunkelberger said. "I just have to do what is best for me at this point."
Can’t really blame the guy. He can take his talents someplace where he’ll get a shot to play. For whatever reason, it didn’t work out here.
Fare thee well, Dunk. I had so many nicknames and catchphrases to give you, but, I’ll never get to...