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Football Recruiting: Graduate Transfer LB Austin Valdez reportedly commits to Syracuse

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Valdez played under Babers for two years before the latter left Bowling Green for Syracuse.

Former Bowling Green linebacker Austin Valdez will transfer to Syracuse as a graduate transfer, according to multiple reports.

Valdez played under SU head coach Dino Babers at Bowling Green for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-1, 236-pound linebacker has 222 career tackles, 144 of which came in 2015. The same season, Valdez was named first team All-Middle American Conference.

In 2016, Valdez landed on the Butkus Award and Bednarik Award watch lists. The awards are given to the nations best linebacker and best defensive player, respectively.

Valdez is the 29th player in Babers’ 2017 class. Track the rest of the class here.


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