Back in March, we found out that former Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo would utilize the graduate transfer rule to come play for the Syracuse Orange in his final season. As Syracuse.com reports today, that's now official as he signed with SU last night.
Etta-Tawo saw the field for the last three years for the Terps, catching a total of 61 passes for 938 yards and three touchdowns. Statistically, his best season was his redshirt freshman year in 2013, when he caught 31 balls for 500 yards and two scores. The best performance of his career was (entertainingly) against Syracuse in that first season, which featured his only 100-yard receiving game.
Etta-Tawo is a Georgia (Powder Springs) native, and has some decent size at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. Back when he committed to UM, 247Sports reported his 40-yard dash time at 4.4 seconds -- something this Orange offense could certainly find some use for. In 2012, the receiver was a 3-star prospect with offers from Maryland (obviously), Purdue, USF, UCF and Southern Miss, so yeah, right in our typical wheelhouse.
Etta-Tawo may not set the world ablaze at SU, but having a speedy wideout to add the rotation only helps this team as they adjust to the first year in Dino Babers's very up-tempo offense. Looking at the post-spring depth chart, he may not necessarily start, but could still see plenty of playing time, as most of these receivers will.
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