Monday wouldn’t have been complete without a Syracuse Orange football transfer update to add to the pile of men’s basketball and women’s basketball transfer news that’s already come across.
Syracuse.com’s Nate Mink noted that quarterback David Summers has entered his name into the transfer portal, according to 247 Sports’ tracker — just a day before spring ball starts for the Orange.
Summers, a late Maryland flip, has been on campus since 2019 but never saw the field after redshirting in year one and then not getting any snaps last year. While Syracuse had a revolving door at quarterback in 2020 due to injuries, Summers was the only scholarship QB not to take a snap. Rex Culpepper played in 10 games, while Tommy DeVito and JaCobian Morgan each played in four. Dillon Markiewicz played in two games, throwing a single pass.
With Summers now leaving, Syracuse has five scholarship QBs on the roster. DeVito is the most experienced of the bunch, but Morgan showed glimpses of an interesting skill set last year. We don’t really know yet what SU has in Markiewicz, but the Orange also added two more passers this offseason: three-star Justin Lamson and Mississippi State transfer Garrett Shrader.
Summers is the 12th player at Syracuse to enter the portal this offseason. The others include Cooper Dawson (Charleston Southern), Drew Gunther (Bowling Green), Aaron Hackett (TCU), Nykeim Johnson (Kent State), Cam Jonas (Florida A&M), Jawhar Jordan, Zach Morton, Jason Muñoz, Markenzy Pierre, Qadir White and Kevin Lemieux.
Best of luck to David and the other former SU players out there. Syracuse still has a handful of scholarship spots available to make more transfer additions this offseason beyond Shrader and New Mexico State DB transfer Jason Simmons.