Fizz Five: Why Syracuse Will be Back in a Bowl Game

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Realistically, Syracuse inched into its bowl game this past season. The season came down to the final six seconds, when Terrel Hunt threw a touchdown to Josh Parris to give the Orange a win against Boston College. That pass made SU bowl eligible for the second straight season. There were so many new things...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Syracuse Maintain Its Recent Football Recruiting Success?

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via As George McDonald would say, “BOOOOM.” That is the perfect word to describe what the 2015 Syracuse recruiting class has felt like in the past month, accumulating nine verbal commits just in the month of June. Syracuse had a tough start early in the summer with receiving verbal commits, but now the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Answering Syracuse’s Questions Surrounding KJ Williams’ Ineligibility Wideout KJ Williams was supposed to be the first 4-star recruit to come to Syracuse in a long time. He was expected to play right away and become a difference maker for the Orange offense as early as this season. With the recent news of his academic ineligibility, we know this won’t be the case, at least for the time being. Williams will not enroll this summer...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Depth in the Field: Syracuse Eyes Wide Receiver Najee Clayton

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via 247sports A team can never be too deep at a position. Syracuse has had recent success at the wide receiver position. The Orange receivers do big things in Syracuse and some move on and do bigger things in the NFL. Najee Clayton, a wide receiver from Paramus, N.J., could be one to fit into the offensive mix. The 6’2”...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Countdown: No. 10 Syracuse

It wasn't always pretty last season, but Syracuse and hard-nosed first-year head coach Scott Shafer found a way to get it done, finishing 7-6 and making a bowl game for the second straight season. It will be a struggle to do it for a third year, but nothing was easy about last season, either. Can he get it done yet again this season, and can Syracuse show the kind of progress...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

KJ Williams, Treevon Prater Fail to Qualify Academically for Syracuse Football

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news The Orange received some troubling news over the weekend that KJ Williams and Treevon Prater did not qualify academically to enroll at SU this fall. Williams, a 4-star recruit, was one of Syracuse’s highest-ranked commits in quite some time and could have seen the field often as a freshman. Now the Orange faithful will...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Solidifies Its Kicking Game: Sterling Hofrichter Committs

via scout Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news With Sterling Hofrichter’s commitment yesterday the Orange will vastly improve its kicking game. According to, Hofrichter is the sixth-best kicker in the 2015 class, and the 13th-rated punter. Last season Syracuse missed four extra points and six field goals. The Orange started last year expecting...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse football defensive tackle Eric Crume undergoes minor left knee surgery

Syracuse defensive tackle Eric Crume underwent minor surgery on his left knee last week and expects to miss two or three weeks of summer workouts, the senior said in an interview Tuesday afternoon. Crume said he had a small portion of his meniscus removed last week and arrived on Tuesday using crutches and wearing an ice pack on the knee. "It was just aching me a little bit...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football Receives Verbal from 3-Star Commit Marquise Blair

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via scout The commits just keep coming in. Safety Marquise Blair is the latest recruit to join the 2015 Orange football class. The verbal commitment now brings the new Orange class to 15 members. At 6’3”, 180 lbs., the 3-star recruit is predicted to play safety, but could make a switch to outside linebacker if he has...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrejas Duerig Fills An Immediate Need for SU

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via 3-star commit Andrejas Duerig started his high school career at Lowell High in Indiana playing tight end. He then emerged as a guard, and now that he has transferred to Mount Carmel High School (Chicago, Illinois) for his senior season he will play there and also feature at multiple positions on the defensive...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheaper By The Dozen: Andrejas Duerig Bolsters SU Offensive Line Even More

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via scout The Orange landed its 12th commitment of the 2015 recruiting class Tuesday: 6’4”, 281-pound offensive lineman Andrejas Duerig. The Mount Carmel High School monster is the fifth offensive lineman to pledge Orange. Duerig joins another Illinois recruit: OT Cody Conway, of Plainfield, Ill. In as many years, Syracuse...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

3-Star Athlete Darnell Savage Also Scores On-Spot Offer from Syracuse

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via rivals We talked yesterday about how Koby Quansah is one of two recruits given offers this past weekend at Syracuse camp. Darnell Savage from Bear, Delaware received the other. Does that town seem familiar? It should—Jerome Smith hails from the same town. And while he is no longer Orange, Smith’s success at Syracuse...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

ID’ing the Run Game: SU Football’s 2015 Class Is Developing a Theme Early On

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via espn With 3-star New Jersey running back Dontae Strickland committing to Syracuse over the weekend, the Orange now totals six offensive commitments. As it turns out, each player produces in the offensive backfield or along the offensive line. Building the run game seems like a top priority for Scott Shafer. This doesn’t...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Not For Kicks: Syracuse Offers 3-Star Placekicker Sterling Hofrichter

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via tbo Special teams is usually not a major topic of conversation. However, a potential kicker Syracuse has been targeting might be just who the Orange needs. Sterling Hofrichter, a 3-star placekicker, visited the Orange this past weekend on his trip to the Hill. Syracuse is the only school to offer the Florida product...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A New Look for the Orange: Sizing up 2014′s Defensive Backfield

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Yesterday the Fizz took a look at the offensive line situation for the upcoming season, and previously we looked at the receivers and running backs as well. Another major area for the team is the defensive backs group. Going into next season, the defensive backfield will look different without...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

State of the Offensive Line: It’s like the State of the Union, only Orange

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via SBnation It was pretty exciting when Syracuse received verbals from three offensive linemen on the same day last week.  While this is bright for the future of the Orange line, there are still plenty of players already on the roster who will be able to make an impact in 2014, and who will be around to play with the...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Looks for Commitment from Former QB turned Tight End

  via mgoblog Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Josh Parris has a special place in Syracuse football history. He caught a touchdown pass with six seconds remaining in Syracuse’s Nov. 30 game against Boston College. That touchdown made the Orange bowl eligible, sending Syracuse to the Texas Bowl and knocking off Minnesota. But Parris will be gone...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Syracuse Receiver Will Rise Up in the Fall?

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via It’s déjà vu all over again this summer as Syracuse looks for who will step up in the receiving game next season. Last season, the popular pick was for Jarrod West to become a breakout star but had a disappointing year despite finishing with the 2nd most receiving yards. Consistency is the name...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s NFL Prospects & How The Draft Has Morphed Into Bedlam

Syracuse Post Standard Will Syracuse have any players drafted by the NFL this weekend? There’s three players on the board for the Orange: DT Jay Bromley, RB Jerome Smith and LB Marquis Spruill. All of the three are projected to be mid-round picks. None are considered top tier talents like Syracuse has produced in the past, from Jim Brown through Donovan McNabb. But the NFL Draft...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Earns Fourth Commit for 2015 Season

via Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news On Tuesday, the Orange earned its fourth verbal commitment for the 2015 football season.  While the class got off to a slow start, the Orange has picked up the pace in the last couple weeks. Davante Davis, a 2-star cornerback from Florida, is the newest member of the Orange’s 2015 recruiting...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at Syracuse’s 3 2015 Verbal Commitments

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via msgvarsity Syracuse currently has three verbal commits for the 2015 high school class. They are running back Tyrone Perkins from Locust Valley, New York; running back Jordan Fredericks from Cedarhurst, New York; and cornerback Gerald Robinson from Hialeah, Florida. Tyrone Perkins is a 6’0’’, 190-pound speedster...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

3-Star Defensive Tackle David Ryslik Receives Syracuse Offer

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Pennlive The Syracuse coaching staff is in full recruiting mode and has offered a scholarship to New Jersey defensive tackle David Ryslik. The Orange already has two verbal commitments from New York: running backs Tyrone Perkins and Jordan Fredericks. It is encouraging to see Syracuse actively recruiting in the...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Running On: Syracuse Lands Second 2015 Commit, Running Back Jordan Fredericks

  via Newsday Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Scott Shafer and the rest of the SU football’s coaching staff are clearly addressing the future of the running game. The Orange added Lawrence Senior High School (Cedarhurst, NY) running back Jordan Fredericks last night, via The pickup makes it two commits now for the 2015 class, both...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Gridiron Success in 2014 Lies in Ashton Broyld’s Development

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via One major part of the passing game that was missing last season was a go-to receiver for Terrel Hunt. Last year, some thought Jarrod West would be the go-to receiver after a big spring game, but it never really panned out. This year, Ashton Broyld was the star of the spring game, grabbing eight passes...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Forward: Syracuse Shines for 3-Star Recruit Daiquan Kelly following Spring Game

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via We mentioned last week how important the annual spring game is to impress interested recruits. One of those interested recruits who took a trip up to the Hill was 2015 Union City (NJ) athlete Daiquan Kelly. Kelly is labeled as the coveted “a-word” we have spoken about before on the Fizz. Athletes are...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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