Justin Ellis becomes seventh player to transfer from Syracuse this offseason


If offseason roster turnover were a game, Syracuse would be cruising to a lopsided win.

On his personal Twitter account Monday night, Justin Ellis announced that, “after many conversations with my family and people close to me, I have determined that it is in my best interest to transfer from Syracuse University.” Ellis, who gave no specific reason for his decision, becomes the seventh Orange player to leave Dino Babers‘ football program this offseason.


Ellis originally joined the team as a walk-on last year before earning a scholarship prior to the start of the fall semester, the Syracuse Post-Standard noted.  As a true freshman last season, the defensive end saw action in two games.

In addition to Ellis, linebacker Troy Henderson, defensive tackle Kayton Samuels (HERE) and four defensive backsJuwan Dowels, Daivon Ellison, Cordell Hudson and Rodney Williams — have all left the football program in the past few months.