In the sixth installment of our "Get To Know Your Orange Man" series, we take a look at second-year defensive end Micah Robinson.
Player: Micah Robinson
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sophomore (RS Freshman eligibility)
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
High School: John Adams HS
2010 Stats: Robinson did not play in any games.
2011 Projections: Defensive End is one of the positions where Syracuse has a lot of talent and depth, with starters Mikhail Marinovich and Chandler Jones returning, as well as second team players Brandon Sharpe and Torrey Ball. Playing time might be hard to come by this year for Micah.
How'd He Get Here: Micah came from the football-fertile Cleveland area, choosing Syracuse over Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisville and others (yes, Akron was involved). He originally considered going to school closer to home so that he could help his family take care of his disabled sister, but his mother encouraged him to come to SU. He was recruited by Jimmy Brumbaugh and Scott Shafer.
What did Scout/Rivals say?: Both services listed Micah as a 2-star recruit.
Money Quote: "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."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: As I mentioned above, Micah considered staying close to home in Cleveland to help take care of his sister, who unfortunately struggles with disabilities. His mother ended up pushing him towards coming to Syracuse. Micah said he felt coming to Syracuse would help "free [his] head up and get focused on just football and school". His willingness to stay home and make the sacrifice that he was thinking about making shows what a high character person he is.
High School Highlights:
(h/t to Ben for the highlights)
Tomorrow, we take a look at another defensive end, pass rush specialist Brandon Sharpe.