Name: Nick Robinson
Position: Offensive Guard
Hometown: Baldwinsville, N.Y.
High School: C.W. Baker
2013 Stats: Robinson started all 13 games last season.
2014 Projections: Although he missed spring with a lower-body injury, he is projected to be the starting right guard. Assuming Ivan Foy returns to right tackle from his academic suspension, SU will have four returning starters: Sean Hickey (left tackle), Rob Trudo (left guard), Robinson and Foy.
How'd He Get Here: Well, he's only from Baldwinsville so I would assume by car. (I'll be here all week.) Syracuse beat out Buffalo, Tulane and Western Michigan for the local lineman.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Two stars from Rivals and Scout.
Money Quote: "It's where my heart is." -Robinson, on staying close to home.
Links of Wonder: The Post-Standard's Nolan Weidner wrote about Robinson's career at Baldwinsville and his commitment to Syracuse.
Twitterfeed: Nick can be found at @nrobinson7868.
Tweets of Wonder:
Watching blurred lines by robin thicke music video with @Swaldron_ and she says why does it say #thicke none of these girls are thick .....— nick robinson (@nrobinson7868) March 29, 2014
What Does Shafer Think of Him: Nothing. Well, I'm sure HCSS has some opinion of him, but nothing that I could find.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Chris Carlson wrote about the O-Line's combination of "fury and furry". Robinson tells a story about trying to shave in the shower when he was in sixth grade.
"It was the first time I ever shaved and I've never shaved again," Robinson said. "It was the worst experience of my life. ... I was like, 'Oh that hurts.' Then the water got on it and, oh God, I just started screaming for my mom."
Let's Get a Look Atcha: