Syracuse football added another graduate transfer for the 2017 season, according to a report by CuseNation.com. Former Bowling Green linebacker Austin Valdez will finish out his career this fall at Syracuse, he told the outlet. Valdez, 6-foot-1, 236 pounds, played under coach Dino Babers and defensive coordinator Brian Ward in 2014-15. As a redshirt sophomore in 2015, Valdez was a first-team All-MAC linebacker, leading Bowling Green with 144 tackles, 11 for loss, and recording two interceptions and five pass breakups. His addition boosts depth at a position top-heavy with veterans. Syracuse returns seniors Zaire Franklin, Parris Bennett and Jonathan Thomas, who are the projected starters heading into fall camp.
Grad transfer Valdez picks Syracuse over LSU, Oklahoma State
Syracuse.com | Jul 2