Senior h-back Ashton Broyld has been dismissed from the football program, Syracuse Athletics said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Broyld appeared in four games at wide receiver last season and caught 15 passes for 174 yards. He totaled 74 receptions for 679 yards, and rushed 38 times for 173 yards with one touchdown in 25 career games from 2012-14."
Broyld seemed to have fallen behind others, as he was listed as third string on both the post-spring and preseason depth charts at the h-back position. The news comes as a bit of a blow as many expected Broyld to finally turn his talent into on-field production during his senior campaign.
The loss of Broyld does not leave Syracuse without options, however. Ervin Philips is the starter and is expected to have a big role in the offense. Behind him, Ben Lewis has proven more than capable during the 2014 season.
True freshman Tyrone Perkins moves up to third on the depth chart. However, if both Philips and Lewis go down with an injury, Brisly Estime or Sean Avant may step in as the Orange could look to preserve Perkins' redshirt.
Broyld was originally a three-star prospect out of high school in the 2011 class, but had to go to Milford for a year in order to get his academics in order. At Milford, he became a four-star prospect in 2012 and stuck with the Orange. He chose Syracuse over offers from Akron, Eastern Michigan and Louisville.