19 Syracuse football players grew up in Florida, which braces for Hurricane Irma


first_imgAs Hurricane Irma sweeps across the Bahamas and Cuba, Syracuse football players with ties to the state of Florida expressed concern for friends and family in the area. Irma, a deadly storm threatening to ravage Florida with destruction not seen in a generation, is responsible for at least 20 deaths in the Caribbean.Of the 105 Syracuse football players rostered, 19 grew up in Florida and 20, including the 19 natives, attended high school in state, most both, including senior wide receiver Steve Ishmael, freshman running back Markenzy Pierre and junior tight end Ravian Pierce. “It’s a little situation going on out at home right now, with the Hurricane,” said Pierce, a native of Plantation, Florida. “They are trying to prepare for all of that.”Syracuse will make visits later in the season to Florida State and Miami. The Seminoles postponed their home game Saturday and Miami’s game has been canceled due to the impending storm.  Syracuse players from Florida:Ravian Pierce, junior TE, PlantationAntwan Cordy, redshirt junior DB, HomesteadSteve Ishmael, senior WR, MiamiJuwan Dowels, redshirt senior DB, SunriseDevon Clarke, redshirt freshman DB, KissimmeeRex Culpepper, redshirt freshman QB, TampaScoop Bradshaw, sophomore DB, TampaCordell Hudson, redshirt junior DB, LargoMarkenzy Pierre, freshman RB, OrlandoNadarius Fagan, freshman LB, GouldsSterling Hofrichter, redshirt sophomore P/K, ValricoKenneth Ruff, sophomore DL, LauderhillSamuel Clausman, redshirt sophomore OL, Pembroke PinesColin Byrne, redshirt sophomore OL, Coral SpringsSean Avant, redshirt senior WR, MiramarAdly Enoicy, redshirt junior WR, Delray BeachSharod Johnson, freshman WR, MiamiAaron Hackett, freshman TE, VeniceMcKinley Williams, sophomore DL, Miramar Comments The center also said that Irma was expected “to remain a powerful Category 4 hurricane as it approaches Florida.”Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Irma would be “way bigger than Andrew,” referring to the most destructive hurricane to hit the state. Published on September 8, 2017 at 7:36 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Hundreds of thousands of people across Florida fled their homes this week via evacuation routes to escape Irma’s wrath. The National Hurricane Center said Irma will approach South Florida by Sunday morning, with heavy rain and high winds. “Irma is likely to make landfall in Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and will bring life-threatening wind impacts to much of the state regardless of the exact track of the center,” the National Hurricane Center said Friday. The center said that Irma remained “extremely dangerous,” with winds up to 150 miles per hour. The Florida Keys are at risk of “life-threatening inundation.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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