Delaware State defensive end transferring to Syracuse


Entering his first year as Syracuse’s head coach, Dino Babers was hurting for depth at defensive end following the early departure of Ron Thompson to the NFL Draft and dismissals of Amir Ealey, Qaadir Sheppard and Kenny Carter. The Orange will get a much needed boost at the position, however, in the form of a graduate transfer.

Former Delaware State defensive end Gabe Sherrod announced via Twitter on Sunday evening that he will transfer to Syracuse:

Sherrod has one year of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play this coming season. Given how thin the Orange are at defensive end, he’ll compete for a starting spot right away.

A native of Perryville, Maryland, Sherrod arrived at Delaware State in 2012 and redshirted as a true freshman. He saw his first action as a wide receiver in 2013, hauling in six receptions for 50 yards.

Sherrod moved to defensive end in the spring of 2014. He started nine games as a sophomore and registered 46 tackles. As a junior this past fall, the 6-4, 240-pound end logged 64 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss and eight sacks. In addition, he recovered two fumbles and blocked four kicks.