Name: Jordan Fredericks
Position: Running back
Height: 5’ 10”
Hometown: Inwood, N.Y.
High School: Lawrence
2015 Stats: Jordan rushed for 607 yards and four touchdowns on 107 attempts.
2016 Projections: Jordan is the number two running back on the post-spring depth chart behind fellow sophomore Dontae Strickland.
How’d He Get Here?: Jordan passed up offers from Temple and Stony Brook because he felt that the one from Syracuse was “too good” to ignore.
What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Jordan received three stars from Scout, ESPN, and 24/7 and two stars from Rivals.
Money Quote: On his battle with Dontae Strickland for the starting spot, from syracuse.com‘s Stephen Bailey:
Said Fredericks: "We know it's going to be a battle. I'm loving it right now. He's pushing me harder. I'm pushing him harder to get better. And whoever the coach picks the first week, it's his choice."
Links of Wonder: Football Study Hall’s Bill C. had high praise for Fredericks as one of the most explosive running backs in the country.
Twitterfeed: @jfred_beastmode, but don’t get too excited because he doesn’t tweet very often and most of his tweets are from the Twitter follow-bot.
Tweets of Wonder: This GIF tweeted by syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey is amazing:
Source: Syracuse RB Jordan Fredericks will try out for 2020 Olympics in gymnastics (video by @scannerelli) pic.twitter.com/Mp1gFiBNmG— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 8, 2016
What Does the Coaching Staff Think?: Here’s what former head coach Scott Shafer had to say about Jordan during his National Signing Day press conference:
"He’s got some beastmode in him I guess. He’s another kid, Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of New York. Great little football player, compact runner, he can get in and out of his breaks, great vision."
Interesting Nugget O’ Interest: Jordan set a Nassau County record for touchdowns in a career with 98 at Lawrence.
Let’s Get A Good Look Atcha: Here’s Jordan’s game-winning ACC Must-See Moment from Syracuse’s game against Central Michigan: