Syracuse Orange fans have been rightfully nervous about the 2019 outlook for the running back position but tonight’s news might make everyone sleep a bit easier. Syracuse has announced that Abdul Adams has transferred from the Oklahoma Sooners and is on campus and enrolled in classes. Adams will sit out the 2018 season but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
In 2017 Adams gained 542 yards on 59 carries with one touchdown for the Sooners. He played in 12 games and his 9.2 yards per carry average lead the team. The one TD came when Adams set an Oklahoma school record when he went 99 yards against Baylor.
Adams was a top 15 RB in his class and his addition will provide a huge boost to an Orange backfield which will lose Dontae Strickland after the 2018 season. Listed at 5’11 205, Adams would seem to have the physical attributes that the Dino Babers offense seeks from the backs. For a team looking for more offensive playmakers, Adams appears to be a huge get for the staff.
Syracuse is still waiting on the commitments of two verbal commits in the 2018 class- Jawhar Jordan and Akeem Dixon. The Orange recently hosted former USC verbal and 4-star RB Mychale Salahuddin who has Syracuse listed in his Top-4.
Stay tuned for more recruiting updates as they come in.