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Syracuse football: Transfer OL Da'Metrius Weatherspoon commits to the Orange

This new blindside blocker adds some serious size to SU’s offensive line.

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Fran Brown’s staff continues to improve Syracuse Orange football by landing their second offensive line transfer. Two weeks after nabbing redshirt freshman Josh Miller from Georgia, SU is bringing in an HBCU All-American: Offensive Tackle Da’Metrius Weatherspoon.

Weatherspoon started 11 games at Right Tackle for Howard last year, earning a 77.4 overall blocking grade from PFF. For comparison, the highest among starting Orange linemen in 2023 was Chris Bleich’s 61.1.

The 6’7”, 335 lbs. transfer only allowed two sacks and committed just two penalties during his sophomore year with the Bison. His size alone makes him a valuable addition to what has been a very thin position group for years.

David Wohlabaugh Jr. is set to return after missing most of last season, as is Enrique Cruz, but beyond that pair, there was very little guaranteed help. Mark Petry, who primarily started in place of Wohlabaugh, walked on Senior Day and has yet to announce whether he will play a final season in Syracuse.

Weatherspoon carries two remaining years of eligibility. SU’s ninth portal addition also had offers from Pitt and Charlotte.