Name: Joe Stanard
Position: Defensive Back
Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY
High School: C.W. Baker
2012 Stats: Stanard recorded 85 tackles, recovered two fumbles and snagged two interceptions for the 8-2 Baker Bees last year.
2013 Projections: Stanard is a freshman walk-on, so...
How'd He Get Here?: We almost lined up against Stanard this season. He had an offer from Wagner, as well as Jacksonville, and also received interest from D-III powerhouse Mt. Union. Academics helped away him to consider Syracuse instead.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Nothing.
Money Quote: "I don't really want to play if I know I'm not getting any playing time. I want to play football. It's something I love. I wouldn't stop playing. I don't know what I would do."
Links of Wonder: C.W. Baker High School's Joe Stanard hopes to beat the odds as walk-on with Syracuse football
Tweets of Wonder: Joey's ahead of the game...
People are talking about leaving for college in a week...I've been in college for a month and a half already— Joey Stanard (@Joey_Stanard3) August 12, 2013
What Does Shafer Think: Shafer loves hard-nosed people from the hard-nosed area of hard-nosed Syracuse. And Stanard sounds hard-nosed. So...I'm guessing he likes him.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Stanard isn't the only Baker Bee who walked on at SU. OL Eric Anthony has joined him.
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: