Earlier this month, Syracuse received good news on the injury front regarding one of its defensive starters. A couple weeks later, there’s additional good news on that side of the ball as well.
Clark Lea, the Orange’s linebackers coach, confirmed to the Syracuse Post-Standard that Dyshawn Davis is healthy and will be ready for the start of summer camp in early August. Davis underwent shoulder surgery this past January and, as a result, did not participate in spring practice.
Despite that, Davis exited spring atop the depth chart, and left the first-year position coach anxious to see what the linebacker is capable of in Scott Shafer’s defense.
“I’ve got high expectations for Dyshawn when you see what he’s done in the past,” Lea said. “I got to see a little bit of his athleticism just in some of the movement work we did and was impressed by that.”
In 2012, Davis was second in tackles for loss (14) and third in tackles (69). He added two fumble recoveries, one sack and one interception as a sophomore.