Being a freshman in college is tough, with the whole leaving home and having to meet all new people thing. Why don't we welcome new Orangeman Robert Trudo to the 'Cuse and get to know a little bit about him? For all of the other awesome profiles from Sean, Nick, the Glaude and I, click this handy link.
Player: Robert Trudo
Hometown: Farrell, PA
High School: Farrell
2010 Stats: During his senior year of HS, he probably had some fancy pancake blocks and didn't allow too many sacks on offense. His defensive stats are really impressive though. He recorded 110 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries.
2011 Projections: Freshman lineman love redshirts.
How'd He Get Here: Trudo committed on his way home from visiting campus last year during the Pitt game. He was really impressed with the coaching staff, and the College of Engineering. He chose SU over BC, Cincy, Iowa State, Michigan, Ohio University, Pitt, Toledo, West Virginia, and...wait for it...Akron.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Scout lists Trudo as a 3-star recruit, while Rivals only has him listed as a 2-star. We always liked Scout better anyway.
"I believe in what Coach Marrone is trying to do, turning Syracuse into a winning program. The undergrads there, the freshmen and sophomores, I spent some time with them over the weekend. They believe that too. I just wanted to be a part of something special."
-Trudo speaking to Orange Fizz on his decision to attend SU.
Links of Wonder: Here's the Fizz's whole story on Trudo's commitment.
What Does Doug Marrone Think?: I can't find any quotes anywhere, but when he addressed the fans during one practice at Manley this spring when the staff did it's presentation on our staff, he was very proud of what a great student Trudo is. Trudo held a 3.6 GPA at Farrell HS.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Trudo also lettered in Basketball and Volleyball in High School. He and Cayden Feifer are probably gonna be boys.
Robert Trudo Junior Highlights (Preview) (via DeeperthanKong)