Syracuse added their first h-back of the 2016 class on Friday as Locust Grove (Ga.) Luella athlete Darius Stubbs committed during an unofficial visit. Stubbs is projected as a cornerback by Scout, but the Orange like him as a playmaking h-back.
Stubbs received an offer in the middle of May and told CuseNation.com he was “very interested” at the time. He was able to make the trip up from the Peach State and saw all he needed in order to pull the trigger.
Stubbs chose the Orange over offers from Miami (Ohio), Georgia State, Liberty, Troy and Kent State among others. He is listed at 5-foot-11, 190-pounds and runs a 4.46 40. That speed will serve him on an offense that needs more playmaking ability.
The Luella High standout is the ninth commitment for Syracuse in their 2016 class. Six of those nine have given their verbal pledge within the last three weeks. He takes up one of two h-back slots available this cycle.
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