It's almost summer, which means that thermometers are tipping 50 degrees here in Central New York, and it's time to countdown to the season by profiling all of our favorite Syracuse football players.
Third year defensive end Micah Robinson is poised to make a big impact for SU this season. Let's learn a bit more about him.
Player: Micah Robinson
Position: Defensive End
Year: Junior (RS Sophomore eligibility)
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
High School: John Adams HS
2011 Stats: Two total tackles in six games.
2012 Projections: Word is that Micah has looked pretty good this spring, and was solid in the spring game. Micah may not start this year, but he should be a fairly large part of the rotation at defensive end for the Orange.
How'd He Get Here?: Micah committed to SU over a number of Big East clubs. He originally considered staying closer to home for school, in part to help his family take care of his sister who suffers from a disability. However, Scott Shafer and former SU assistant coach Jimmy Brumbaugh were able to bring Micah into the fold.
What did Scout/Rivals say?: Both list Micah as a 2-star recruit.
Money Quote: (borrowed from last year. Micah isn't much of a talker.)
"I know I'm not as strong as I need to be yet or as quick as I need to be yet to play at this level of ball. I feel my time is going to come shortly...I'm going to wait until my time comes to show my skills. It's all going to come in time. [Jay Bromley]'s young, just like I am. We're the future."
Links of Wonder: Dave Rahme talks about SU's young defense last September.
Marrone Tim Daost Think?:
"This is going to be a great opportunity for him," defensive ends coach Tim Daoust said. "He’s a big, physical guy who will be great against the run, but he has so much strength and power he’ll be good against the pass, too. His future is very, very bright."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: While many SU football players enjoy the Twitters, Robinson is one of the few who protects his.
Let Us Get a Good Look At You: Again, borrowed from last year. Unfortunately, Micah missed a lot of time with injury. Hopefully he can make a college highlight reel this season.