Hey, I know we’re all dialed into Syracuse Orange recruiting right now, but the football team is about to play a bowl game in Boca Raton Florida against the South Florida Bulls this Thursday, December 21st. And now we have a list that tells us who’s going to be playing in said game. With the departures on the roster at this point, and the lack of ability for anyone coming in to play until January, there’s a lot of change on this depth chart for once.
Depth chart! Now with changes!— Steve Haller (@DutchHart) December 18, 2023
Shrader and Del Rio Wilson out, so Davis is the number one, getting his first nod; With Isaiah Jones in the portal, Brown gets the start; Joe Cruz moving on up on the left guard spot; Jobity with the nod with Lockett gone; Thompson for Lowery; pic.twitter.com/szGjaVGpYB
Right off the bat, Garrett Shrader is out. Carlos Del Rio Wilson is not listed, and was injured toward the end of the season. This puts Braden Davis front and center, with Luke McPhail as the backup for the bowl. Which offense gets trotted out is yet to be seen, whether it will be the traditional first part of the season, or the ThunderCat(tm) that has been around for the last few weeks.
Donovan Brown gets the nod with the movement of Isaiah Jones to the portal and Jakob Bradford is the starter at right guard. It looks like Joe Cruz, who previously held that spot for Week 12 is off the chart for one reason or another at this point.
On the defensive side, Kevin Jobity is grabbing the spot of portal bound Terry Lockett, with Elijah Fuentes-Cundiff, Ty Gordon and Rashard Perry being added to the two deep on the line. With Leon Lowery moving on to Wisconsin, Stefon Thompson jumps to the number one line, with Zyian Moultrie-Goddard and Mekhi Mason being added behind him. Aman Greenwood also entered the portal, with Cornell Perry OR Malcolm Folk being listed as his replacement. This is slightly odd since Folk is in the portal and committed to Kent State for the next year.
All in all some changes about for the Orange roster and more to come past the bowl game.
The Boca Raton Bowl will be Thursday, December 21st from FAU Stadium at 8pm ET. It will be televised on ESPN and features the rematch of former Big East foes as the Orange take on South Florida in... actual south Florida.