Even with the addition of quarterback Kenterius Womack after signing day, Syracuse still has one scholarship spot available for the upcoming season. According to Dodge City Community College head coach Gary Thomas, the Orange have offered that slot to linebacker Ted Taylor.
Taylor is listed at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds and runs a self reported 4.5 40-time. He came to Dodge City out of Dwyer High School in Florida and is the former high school teammate of current Syracuse defensive back Julian Whigham.
According to coach Thomas, Taylor does not have a visit currently scheduled to Syracuse. Taylor said he plans to make a visit during spring practice and could make a decision after that. He also said Syracuse is recruiting him specifically at linebacker. He added that his only other offer is from Kansas and has three years to play two.
Syracuse brought in two linebackers in the 2015 class in Troy Henderson and Shyheim Cullen. The Orange wanted a third in Doyle Grimes, but he signed with Marshall. Taylor could very well be the guy that takes his spot. Preferred walk-on Kyle Kleinberg is coming in as a linebacker as well.