Syracuse got some great news yesterday when news that Qaadir Sheppard, one of the top prospects in the state of New York, had decided to take his talents to the Carrier Dome. Today, Sheppard made his commitment official, and all that’s left is for him to sign on the dotted line in about a month and a half. With that in mind, we wanted to give you a breakdown of what type of player Scott Shafer and his staff will be getting.
We aren’t just a basketball site here at Otto’s Grove, as we love us some Syracuse football as well. The season may not have gone quite as well as we had hoped, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some things to start looking forward to as we move ahead. One of those things is the excitement surrounding tight end prospect Trey Dunkelberger, who is signing his letter of intent today.
Back in August, I talked a bit about a local high school prospect named Malik Zachery, who just started his sophomore campaign at Nottingham. Malik has been slowly but surely developing a heck of a reputation in the area, and is starting to get a lot more exposure outside of Central New York as well. Four games into the season, he’s showing the kind of game that’s bound to bring him even more attention. I figured it was time to check in on how Malik’s fared so far this year for the Bulldogs.
As expected this early in the season, there wasn’t much change from week one to week two of the Otto’s Grove College Hoops Top Ten, with teams 1-through-8 staying right where they were last week, with the only change being the ninth and tenth teams flipping positions. Once again, the top three were unanimous across all polls received, with Kentucky once again easily claiming the top spot.