Name: Prince-Tyson Gulley
Position: Running Back
Hometown: Akron, OH
High School: Garfield Senior HS
2012 Stats: 158 carries for 830 yards and nine touchdowns, as well as 33 receptions for 282 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
2013 Projections: Gulley is listed as a co-starter at halfback along with Jerome Smith. While we don't know much about George McDonald's mysterious offense, I don't expect much to change in terms of how our backs are used. I wouldn't be shocked if Syracuse gets two 1,000 yard rushers this season if everyone stays healthy.
How'd He Get Here?: PTG chose SU over Kansas, and like 45 MAC schools. There are 45 MAC schools at this point, right? I haven't been keeping track of realigment.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Two from those sites, and three stars from ESPN.
Money Quote: "Me and Jerome, we talk about it all the time," Gulley said with a smile, "that we could definitely be the best backs in the nation, a two-headed monster."
Links of Wonder: For more on how awesome Syracuse's running backs are, click here.
Tweets of Wonder:
The bullseye is on us @RomeSmith45 @SU_BOUND but we was already aiming cuz we ready..#cusenation #BestBacksinthenation #August31— Prince-Tyson Gulley (@DaPrince23SU) June 28, 2013
What Does Shafer Think: For whatever reason I'm struggling to find a Shafer quote on PTG, though I'm sure there are plenty out there, so here's RB Coach DeAndre Smith on his senior back:
"Real smart kid, that's the one thing that jumped out about Tyson," Smith said. "He really loves the game, really knowledgeable, so I'm fired up about that."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Between the addition of 'Prince-' to 'Tyson Gulley', and the George Morris II(I) confusion, I'm pretty sure all Syracuse running backs must clarify or somehow change their name while on campus. Back in Delaware I've heard they call Jerome Smith "Jeremiah Smythe, Esq."
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: How many Youtube videos about PTG can you post in 44 seconds GO GO GO
Tyson Gulley "On The Couch" (via Desmond McCoy)
New Era Pinstripe Bowl MVP Prince-Tyson Gulley talks about the win (via CNYCentralNews)
Dan Tortora with Prince-Tyson Gulley (SU Football Fall 2013) (via WakeUpCallDT)
ACC Top 25 Players to Watch | Jerome Smith & Prince-Tyson Gulley, Syracuse | ACCDigitalNetwork (via ACC Digital Network)
Shamarko Thomas and Prince-Tyson Gulley gettin that grind on` (via Shamarko Thomas)
Syracuse Orange Pinstripe Bowl Highlights - Let's Go (via Michael McAllister)
And for good measure, here's the whole Pinstripe Bowl, because why not?
2012 Pinstripe Bowl Syracuse vs West Virginia (via noonkick)