Syracuse defensive lineman and former Beaver Fall star, Josh Hough, announced his entry into the transfer portal on Wednesday.
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“I’d like to thank the Syracuse nation, my team and my family for supporting me during my journey into collegiate football and academics,” Hough wrote in a tweet. “After much prayer and conversation with my family, I have decided to enter the transfer portal with 3 years of eligibility remaining.”
Hough played for Beaver Falls from 2017-20 and starred as a running back, where he rushed for 4,378 yards. He played his best during his senior season in 2020, rushing 124 times for 2,048 yards and 27 touchdowns. Hough led his team to a WPIAL Class 2A final, where they defeated Sto-Rox for the fifth WPIAL title in Beaver Falls history.
For his play, Hough earned a slew of offers outside of Syracuse. This included MAC schools like Ball State, Kent State, Eastern Michigan and Buffalo, but he also received Power 5 offers from Kentucky and hometown Pitt.
He committed to Syracuse before his senior season and joined the team the following year. Hough started out as a running back but suffered an injury in camp that forced him to miss the season. He chose to move to the defensive line but did not see any playing time.
Hough still has three years left of eligibility to play. It would not be surprising to see schools come in for his services, either as a running back or on defense.