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Get To Know Your Orange Man - No. 26 HB Tyrone Perkins

Today, we'll take a look at rookie H-back Tyrone Perkins.

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Name: Tyrone Perkins

Position: Hybrid Back (If you missed it, Brian Tahmosh explains what that means in his story here.)

Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 208

Hometown: Glen Head, NY

High School: Friends Academy

How'd He Get Here?: He was the first to verbally commit to Syracuse. His only other offer was from Fordham. He suffered an ACL tear last year, but during his junior season, he rushed for over 1,000 yards, scored 24 touchdowns and was named a team captain.

What Did Recruiting Sites Say?: Perkins received a 3-star rating from Scout, ESPN, Rivals, and 247 Sports.

Money Quote: Originally recruited as a running back, tight ends/hybrids/tackles coach Jake Moreland had this to say about the switch for Perkins in a recent update:

"I think that he's a pretty special athlete and a guy that can do multiple things."

Links of Wonder: Despite the ACL tear, Syracuse still #HonoredTheirContract and gave Perkins a full scholarship.

Twitterfeed: @tperk33

Tweet of Wonder: I definitely felt this excited as my first day at Syracuse approached.

What Does the Coaching Staff Think?: Here's what DeAndre Smith had to say when Perkins made it official on National Signing Day in February:

Interesting Nugget O' Interest: He was a dual-sport athlete, and a good one, in high school, scoring double digits in basketball on a consistent basis.

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