2025 ATH Sah’nye Degraffenreidt calls Syracuse ‘great’ following visit

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One of the fast rising prospects in New Jersey is 2025 athlete Sah’nye Degraffenreidt from Atlantic City (NJ) High.

Degraffenreidt plays wide receiver and outside linebacker for the Vikings, and has already had some memorable performances in just his sophomore year.

He caught two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score in a win over Absegami on Sept 9. In a 27-16 win over Deptford, he returned a punt for 87 yards and caught another TD pass on Sept. 23.

That and his 4.6 40M speed has caught the eye of the Syracuse coaching staff, who invited Degraffenreidt to watch No. 18 Syracuse’s 24-9 win over No. 15 NC State on Saturday.

“I loved the game,” Degraffenreidt said in an interview with The Juice Online. “That was the first time of me standing on the sideline (of a college game).”

Syracuse led from start to finish, and its defense dominated a team that came in averaging more than 30 points per game. On offense, the tight end Oronde Gadsden II caught 8 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

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It improved SU to 6-0 on the season, its best start since 1987. It was also Syracuse’s first time being a ranked team and hosting a ranked team at the Dome since 2001.

“Y’all are a great football team,” Degraffenreidt said. “I like that y’all never lost.”

Degraffenreidt added that he came away impressed with the tour of Syracuse’s facilities, and the coaching staff will continue to keep in contact.

“They know who I am,” Degraffenreidt said. “And they’re following me on Twitter.”

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.