Graduate transfer DE Gabe Sherrod commits to Syracuse football after visit – Syracuse.com

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Syracuse, N.Y. — Delaware State graduate transfer defensive end Gabe Sherrod intends to join the Syracuse football program, he announced on Twitter following a visit to campus this weekend.

Sherrod, who recorded 64 tackles, including 25 for loss and eight sacks last season at the Football Championship Subdivision level, would immediately bring the most experience to a position group that returns one scholarship player and nobody with any playing experience.

He has one year of eligibility remaining and would be allowed to play in 2016 under the NCAA’s transfer rules for graduate students. He would start practicing with the team in the summer.

Syracuse was considered the front-runner for Sherrod throughout the month. His commitment comes three days after he indicated an unknown program he views as “big time” took interest in him.

Sherrod said Sunday evening he is done visiting schools.

The news comes on the same day defensive end Kenny Carter was dismissed for a violation of team rules.

That leaves Jake Pickard as the only returning scholarship defensive end on the roster. The Orange, which completed its third practice of the spring Sunday, have moved tight end Trey Dunkelberger and January enrollee linebacker Kenneth Ruff to defensive end.

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