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Syracuse Football: Get To Know An Orange Man - #7 Oliver Vigille

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Name: Oliver Vigille

Position: Linebacker

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 212

Hometown: Miami, FL

High School: Miami Central

2010 Stats: Oliver did not play in any games last season.

2011 Projections: Vigille should see some time on the field but not too much time. He's currently option 2B at strongside linebacker behind Dan Vaughn and Dom Anene. If he makes a move during the fall, he might end up as the No. 2 option there. Otherwise, expect a lot of special teams play for Ollie as he works his way up the ranks.

How'd He Get Here?: Oliver's lead recruiter was Scott Shafer, so that should answer that question. The young linebacker chose SU over USF, UCF and Florida International. He claims Florida State was also giving him a look, but never offered.

What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Scout gave Oliver 2 stars and ranked him #160 among outside linebackers. Rivals gave him the 3 star treatment.

Money Quote: Not much of a talker, this one.

Links of Wonder: Here's a Dave Rahme piece on SU's young linebackers trying to crack the depth chart.

Marrone Thinks: On Oliver and Cam Lynch...

"What we've seen from Cameron and Oliver is that we have two linebackers coming in who are faster than what we've recruited before. When you look at that, our linebackers have gotten faster, and our defensive tackles have gotten bigger. That's a good combination. This way our big guys up front can keep the offensive linemen off the linebackers, and the linebackers can run, make plays and hit. That's what we're looking for in our defense."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Vigille isn't the only 2011 Miami Central grad on the roster. He came along with safety Durrel Eskridge. Along with Shamarko, our defensive secondary is basically Florida-based.

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