Syracuse Football: Get To Know Your Orange Man - #58 Lewellyn Coker

Lewellyn on the big screen via fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net

Position: Linebacker

Year: Junior

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 218 pounds

Hometown: Warren, OH

High School: Warren G. Harding High School

2011 Stats: Played in all 12 games and recorded two tackles.

2012 Projections: As of now, it looks like Coker will continue to play primarily on special teams. He is currently second on the depth chart at MLB behind Siriki Diabate, but he will likely be moved down further when Marquis Spruill returns from injury.

How'd He Get Here?: SU was the first team to offer Coker, and he jumped on it. Other BCS schools including Cincinnati, Wisconsin, WVU and Louisville were interested as well.

Scout/Rivals Said: Both gave Lewellyn two stars.

Money Quote:

"As a freshman, there’s a lot of stuff you have to handle," he said. "It’s very hard. When I came here I thought everything was just going to come, like I was going to have it just because I’m a good football player. It didn’t happen like that. You have to work to learn the plays. You have to work hard, which is not a problem (for me). I’m just learning how to manage my time and get everything together."

Links of Wonder: Here's a Donnie Webb article on Coker from after he signed with SU.

Doug Marrone Thinks:

"Guys like him and Cater and Brice Hawkes (all true freshman linebackers playing on special teams), they’re learning how to play linebacker," Marrone said. "And the thing is they’re into the game plans, they’re learning how to study, and they’re also learning about the speed of the game and what it’s going to take for them to be successful and play a position on the defensive side of the ball."

One of three ain't bad, I guess.

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: I can't quite hammer down one nugget, but feel free to enjoy Lewellyn's Twitter feed here.

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