Name: Nick Robinson
Position: Offensive guard
Year: Redshirt senior
Hometown: Baldwinsville, N.Y.
High School: C.W. Baker
2014 Stats: Robinson started eight games at right guard, missing the season opener with a sprained foot and then some time later in the year with a lower-body injury.
2015 Projections: Robinson has moved from right guard to left guard, where is projected to be Syracuse's starter. He joins fellow seniors Ivan Foy and Rob Trudo on that side of the line while Aaron Roberts (guard) and Omari Palmer (tackle) take over on the right side. Syracuse ranked 90th last season in rushing so an effective (and healthy) year from Robinson could go a long way to improve that.
How'd He Get Here: Syracuse fended off Buffalo, Tulane and Western Michigan for Robinson, who grew up an Orange fan and wanted to stay close to home.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Two stars from Scout and Rivals.
Money Quote: Robinson gave an honest assessment about his transition from high school to college ball.
"I wasn't athletic enough, I wasn't strong enough and coming in I had to lose some weight."
Links of Wonder: "Syracuse offensive line looks to gel with moving parts, integrate new playbook after poor 2014"
Tweets of Wonder: You and me both. (*Sighs*)
Can't believe I can say I'm graduating from Syracuse University this weekend!— nick robinson (@nrobinson7868) May 7, 2015
What Does Scott Shafer Think of The O-Line: "They're making strides. You're starting to see those five guys play together as a unit, make calls, do a better job with picking up blitzes and passing off stunts and exchanges in the gaps."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: As a high school senior, Robinson was pretty, pretty, pretty excited about playing for his hometown team.
When the team runs onto the Dome turf, and loud music blares and the crowd is cheering, "It always gives me the chills," he said. "I want to do that."
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