Name: Chauncey Scissum
Position: Free Safety
Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore
Hometown: West Henrietta, N.Y,
High School: Rush-Henrietta
2014 Stats: In his first season suiting up for the Orange, Chauncey played a bunch of special teams, recording four tackles. He appeared in all 12 games.
2015 Projections: Well, he could end up being the starting free safety, based on the depth chart right now. And even if that post goes to Rodney Williams, Scissum is still going to see the field plenty due to all the turnover in the Syracuse secondary. At least in the short-term, filling Durell Eskridge's shoes at free safety may be a two-man job, so both him and Williams will receive ample opportunities to show themselves as playmakers back there. Scissum has the size to be quite physical with receivers, and the hope is that he can jump right in to make an impact.
How'd He Get Here: He was all set to become a Monarch down at Old Dominion. Then Scott Shafer showed up and told him he should be wearing
Orange Platinum. That sold him, apparently.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Threes all around, except for Rivals (two stars).
Money Quote: Chauncey learned a lot from Eskridge while the two were teammates:
"A lot of what Durell taught me was not just on the field but off the field. He taught me you’ve got to be a leader. You’ve got to be vocal. Just push the guys around you. On the field, he taught me I’ve got to be an attacker. Just go get anything that’s meant for you. Don’t let anyone deter you from your goals and dreams."
Links Of Wonder: When he committed to SU back in 2013, Chauncey shared insights about his busy schedule of football, lacrosse, track and school work in high school.
Tweets Of Wonder:
Chauncey Scissum absolutely absolutely lays out Trey Dunkelberger on a 10 yard completion. On the next play Dunk catches a 45 yarder.— WAER Sports (@WAERSports) April 4, 2015
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: Coach spoke to Scout during spring practice, and had some very positive feedback on Scissum:
"He’s doing a good job. Last year we had three safeties that were in front of him so he didn’t get a chance to play as much. He helped in the kicking game and did some good things. He’s a very good athlete. I like his body type. He’s long, athletic and runs well."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Chauncey was one of those mixing it up in the Boston College fight last year.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: