It’s been a difficult week for the current Syracuse roster, dealing with injuries and coaching changes. Plus, a confusing situation has cropped up on the recruiting trail. But for more optimistic news, we look to some of SU’s hottest targets and how they’re performing on the prep fields.
Jordan Fredericks: The second player and running back to commit to Syracuse for 2015 found the end zone a whopping five times as Lawrence (NY) demolished Lynbrook (NY) 49-14 Thursday afternoon. Fredericks finished the night with a huge 256 rushing yards on just eleven carries. That’s an incredible average of 24.1 yards per carry. Lawrence is now 4-0 on the season, and Fredericks keeps turning heads. His speed and big play ability has been on display weekly for fans and coaches alike.
Brandon Ginnetti: Two weeks ago the defensive end tweeted: “Keep your heads up boys we fought hard. I’ll be back before you know it,” after his Hamden Hall (CT) team fell 42-14 to Kingswood-Oxford (CT). Ginnetti injured his foot in the game and will not return this season. When initially diagnosed he thought he would. Ginnetti joins running back Tyrone Perkins (torn ACL) as the other 2015 commit that is forced to sit out this season because of an injury.
West Lindor: The Missouri native continues to put up impressive numbers this year for his Affton high school team. On Friday night Affton (MO) rolled over Normandy (MO) 47-0 and Lindor caught the game’s opening touchdown on a 29-yard strike from quarterback DeVontae Burse. Just like Frederick’s Lawrence team, Affton is also undefeated so far this year.
Troy Henderson Jr.: St. Edward (OH) broke its two game losing streak Friday night defeating Cardinal Mooney (OH) 34-6. The former #1 team in the nation got back on track thanks to a stellar performance from its defense. Henderson Jr. and the rest of the St. Edward defense gave up just 74 total yards, and only 13 on the ground in the first half against Mooney. The score was 34-0 at halftime.
Andrejas Duerig: Duerig’s Mount Carmel (IL) team fell 26-17 to Brother Rice (IL) and must now win out in order to make the playoffs. Despite the loss Duerig and the rest of Mount Carmel’s offensive line played well in the game. The O-line paved the way for two rushing touchdowns from MC’s running back AJ Lewis.
Posted: Connor Morrissette