Two Syracuse commits were honored by New York State on Wednesday. Cedarhurst (N.Y.) Lawrence running back Jordan Fredericks was named Class A player of the year by the New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) for his performance during the 2014 season. He rushed for 2,158-yards and 35 touchdowns while leading Lawrence High to the Long Island III Championship.
This was not the first time Fredericks was honored, as he previously received the Gatorade New York State Player of the Year award.
Also honored was defensive end commit Qaadir Sheppard out of Iona Prep in New Rochelle (N.Y.). He was named to the first team All Class AA as a defensive lineman by the NYSSWA. Sheppard committed to the Orange last month just two weeks after an official visit.
Two Syracuse 2016 targets were also recognized. Linebacker/defensive end prospect Jamir Jones made the first team as a special teams performer. Taysir Mack was named to the second team as a wide receiver.
Former Syracuse target and current Princeton commit Alex Parkinson made the Class AA third team offense as a tight end. Boston College offensive tackle commit John Phillips made the first team as well.