Delaware State graduate transfer Gabe Sherrod committed to Syracuse after a visit in February. He spoke with the Fizz about why he chose SU, his run in with the law at Delaware State and his relationship with Dino Babers.
On why he is coming to the Hill.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no other opportunity that would have given me the whole package like that. I come in and I am able to get a great education especially when we‚Äôre talking about my masters as well as being able to play immediately and play a big role on a big squad with a lot of people coming back with good experience on the defensive side of the ball in 2016.‚Äù
On the ‚Äúbig name school‚Äù that was interested in him during his recruitment.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm not going to name that big school because honestly at this point it‚Äôs not important. It was a good opportunity and it didn‚Äôt work out. I also really wanted to come to Syracuse. That‚Äôs all I‚Äôll say about that.‚Äù
‚ÄúThat was one of the first points that I actually made [to the SU coaches] in the recruiting process. They didn‚Äôt have to ask me the question. I brought that to the forefront before they even had to delve into that. I just told them the full story of what happened, hearing it from me and we just went from there.‚Äù
On the SU coaching staff‚Äôs response.
‚ÄúThey were very pleased that I was upfront about it. You never want to find out something or feel like somebody‚Äôs hiding something from you so I just wanted to make that point very clear.‚Äù
On his relationship with Coach Babers.
‚ÄúMy relationship right now is great with Coach Dino Babers. I got to speak to him while I was on my visit and he sat me down the day before I left and just the conversation was great. He‚Äôs very open, I can tell he‚Äôs very understanding and he‚Äôs very willing to do whatever he can for his players, but he doesn‚Äôt tolerate nonsense from his players as well. I believe that Coach Babers is bringing a system to Syracuse that is going to allow growth and development in the program and excel us to new heights.‚Äù
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Posted: Connor Morrissette