Qaadir Sheppard dealt with off the field trouble during his short stint at Syracuse. But the 6-foot-3 defensive end has a second chance. He announced via Instagram Friday night that he is transferring to Ole Miss.
Sheppard originally signed with the Orange out of Iona Prep as part of their 2015 recruiting class. After making the two-deep as a true freshman and playing a rotational role early in the season, Sheppard was suspended for failing drug tests, according to reports.
That was under previous Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer, however. When Dino Babers took over, things did not end any better. Sheppard was dismissed from the team for violation of team rules in February.
Less than a month later, he was being courted by the Rebels. He visited in March, but things were quiet for quite some time. Friday night's announcement wraps things up.
Sheppard will have to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have three years of eligibility remaining starting in the 2017 campaign.