Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Syracuse to enter standout WR Taj Harris transfer portal

Syracuse, NY (WNN) — There are plans to move Syracuse wide receiver Taj Harris.

Orange coach Dino Babars confirmed on Monday that Junior has decided to enter the transfer portal. Babars said he spoke to Harris before and after Saturday’s game at Florida State. Babars said that Harris, who did not travel to Florida with the team, decided “the best opportunity for him” would be to relocate.

Harris, who also did not play in the previous game against Liberty, announced his decision on Sunday. on social media. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

The fast 6-foot-2, 180-pound Harris set the Syracuse rookie record for receptions and receiving yards in 2018 with 40 catches for 565 yards.

He was a third-team, All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection in 2020 when he took 58 catches for 733 yards and five TDs, and took 16 catches for 171 yards in three matches this season. He ended his Syracuse career with 151 receptions for 2,028 yards and 10 touchdowns and four 100-yard games.

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The Orange (3-2, 0-1 ACC) has dropped to the bottom of the conference in passing offs, averaging 171 yards per game, and scoring only three passes, the lowest in the league.

The Babars have introduced double-threat quarterback Garrett Schrader in the last two games in place of Tommy DeVito. Schrader ran 32 times for 190 yards and five TDs and 19 out of 38 passes for 227 yards and one TD. DeVito, the starter of the last two seasons and as a pocket passer, has 32 of 52 for 388 yards and two TDs on the season.

Harris is the fifth psychic player to retire this year. He is joined by DB Ben Labrose, RB Jarwen Howard, OL Cody Shearer and TE Landon Morris.

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