There’s always a lot of player turnover when a new coach takes over a program. Sometimes you see it before the first season and sometimes you see it afterward. We seem to be seeing a lot of it now that the 2016 season is complete. Trey Dunkelberger. Jordan Fredericks. Corey Winfield. Kenterius Womack. Those were the names of players who have shipped out since the end of play and now you can add free safety Chauncey Scissum to the list. With one year of eligibility left, he’ll look to play elsewhere next season.
I am truly grateful for my four years at Syracuse University. I have been able to study at a prestigious institution while also being a member of the Syracuse Football team. My experiences on, and off the field, have enabled me to grow and have opened many opportunities for me. However, it is time for me to move on and begin a new chapter in my life. I have been granted my release and will seek transfer for my fifth year of eligibility. This decision was not an easy one. I had to make a tough decision for betterment of self. I am extremely thankful for my family and their continued motivation and support. Additionally, I have made brothers for life and I am appreciative for all I have learned and the relationships I have built during my time at Syracuse.
I want to thank Syracuse University, Syracuse Football, and the surrounding community for the memories and impact they have made on my life. I will forever bleed Orange!
To my brothers, continue to play hard, challenge yourself, and represent Orange Nation.
Syracuse is doing some serious revolving doors in the secondary as both Winfield and Scissum would have been in the mix but now Notre Dame transfer Devin Butler will fill some of that void.
Scissum played in 12 games and started seven in 2015 but saw his role diminish under Dino Babers to the point where he dropped off the depth chart altogether late in 2016, appearing in only six games. He recorded all of one tackle this year after garnering 43 in 2015. He came to SU as a three-star talent out of Rochester.
Interestingly, Scissum and Winfield were also the two players involved in the Naesean Howard stabbing incident. Is there a correlation with both players getting out and starting fresh elsewhere? We’ll probably never know.
Fare thee well, Chauncey, and good luck wherever you end up.