Name: Micah Robinson
Position: Defensive End
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
High School: John Adams High School
2013 Stats: In 13 games last season, Robinson totaled 22 tackles, including 5.5 for loss. He had two fumble recoveries, including one in the first quarter of the Texas Bowl.
2014 Projections: Robinson will be starting on a front four that has three seniors and one junior, Ryan Sloan, if you go by the spring depth chart. Syracuse will have to replace Jay Bromley's production and Scott Shafer will likely rely on Robinson, who has played in every game for the past two seasons.
How'd He Get Here: Robinson chose Syracuse over a few old Big East conference foes – Cincinnati, Louisville and Pittsburgh. The Ohio native originally considered staying close to home to help care for his younger sister, who has a disability. He was recruited by Jimmy Brumbaugh and a then-defensive coach by the name of Scott Shafer so you know he's hard-nosed.
Money Quote: (From 2010) "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."
Links of Wonder: A defensive line update, courtesy of the Daily Orange - "Syracuse shuffles defensive linemen through front in search of stability"
Twitterfeed: It appears that Mr. Robinson has left Twitter. RIP @micah_93.
Tweets of Wonder: Well, there's this gem that Sean Keeley dug up last year. There ain't "nbdy" like Sean.
What Does Shafer Think of Him: "When you see consistency on the field, usually it mirrors up with consistency off the field," Shafer told the Post-Standard. "The thing I've seen with Micah is socially, he's become a more consistent guy, the way he gets over here (for meetings) the way he's dressed, just growing up. I think he's on the verge of having a real good season."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: The coaching staff has experimented with Robinson, among others, at defensive tackle at points during this spring. Although it's not likely that he would move inside, Syracuse needs insurance in case no one steps up to fill the loss of Bromley. Said Shafer, "We moved Micah Robinson down in there and played him in a three technique and I saw him make some plays."
Let's Get a Look Atcha: My esteemed colleagues, Mr. Keeley and Dan Lyons, could not procure a video for Robinson's bio in years past. If I had one for you, I would be well...an absolute magician.