Syracuse’s season is all but over, so let’s focus on the future and take a look at the talent coming to the Carrier Dome in 2015.
Prepare to be amazed. SU commit Jordan Fredericks rushed for 292 yards and four touchdowns on only 10 carries all in the first half of Lawrence’s (NY) 55-15 win over Valley Stream North (NY) on Saturday. He had scoring runs of 89 and 71 yards in the game and now has a whopping 24 touchdowns this season after just eight games.
In other running back news, South Brunswick’s (NJ) coaching staff raised some eyebrows Friday night when they used star rusher Dontae Strickland mainly as a decoy. South Brunswick ended up winning its game against Piscataway (NJ) 14-7 despite Strickland only running for 44 yards, a season low. The back may have been limited offensively, but that didn’t stop him from making his mark on the defensive end. He completely changed the momentum in the game when he intercepted a pass early in the fourth quarter. Piscataway had just scored to get within a touchdown of South Brunswick before the pick. Strickland’s team moved to 8-0 after the win.
Last week Scout.com’s Mike McAllister revealed on FizzRadio that he thinks SU will land a second tight end on National Signing Day in February. The lone tight end currently coming to SU in 2015, West Lindor, caught yet another touchdown this week for his Affton (MO) team. The 6-foot-4 receiver hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter en route to Affton’s 42-14 victory over Lutheran South (MO). Lindor’s team is also yet to lose this season.
Finally, in Florida, kicker Sterling Hofrichter received some serious praise on Twitter as Armwood (FL) beat Chamberlin (FL) 43-0 Friday night. A tweet from @ArmwoodPressBox read, “NASA called, they want their rockets back Sterling. Hofrichter kicks it for a touchback ..again.” A second one read, “Shout out to [Sterling Hofrichter].. this kid has been MONEY on kickoffs, XP’s, field goals, and punts!” Look out Cole Murphy!
Posted: Connor Morrissette