Believe it or not, we’re already closing in on the midway point of the football season. With that in mind, it felt like a good time to check in on some of Syracuse University’s football recruits to see how their seasons are going. Because everyone loves offense – and frankly, because offensive stats are a lot easier to find and compile from high school box scores – let’s check out how skill position recruits Moe Neal, Darius Stubbs, and Sadiq Palmer have been faring this season.
Moe Neal, the coveted express back from North Carolina, has been having a terrific season through six games. The 5-foot-11 speedster has rushed for 906 yards with an average of 7.0 yards-per-carry, and has 12 rushing touchdowns. He’s also got nine receptions for 154 yards, an average of 17.1 yards-per-catch, with four more touchdowns through the air. Needless to say, he’s been living up to expectations, and the explosive playmaker rushed for 236 yards with three touchdowns in his last game.
Darius Stubbs, another express back from Georgia, hasn’t been getting as many touches as Neal but is still putting up solid numbers, despite his team struggling a bit to a 2-3 record. Luella has been playing from behind a lot this season, making it harder for him to get a lot of touches, so he’s only toted the rock 55 times through five games. So far this season, he’s rushed for 338 yards and two touchdowns, and is averaging 6.1 yards-per-carry. He’s also got eight catches for 130 yards and a touchdown, and is averaging about 28 yards-per-kickoff return.
Sadiq Palmer, the team’s lone wide receiver recruit for the 2016 cycle (so far, anyway) has helped his Red Bank Regional team to a 4-0 record by hauling in nine receptions for 164 yards, an average of 18.2 yards-per-catch, with three touchdowns. The 6-foot-3 receiver has also rushed eight times for 72 yards, an average of 9.0 yards-per-carry, with another touchdown, and has an interception on defense.