Name: Tyler Gilfus
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Cape Vincent, N.Y.
High School: Thousand Islands
2015 Stats: Played quarterback, threw 40 touchdown passes and set the school record for passing yards during his time at Thousand Islands High School.
2016 Projections: Gilfus is far down on the depth chart, so it will take some injuries and poor performances for him to see the field this season.
How'd He Get Here?: Gilfus joined the Orange in January of 2016 as a preferred walk-on. He received interest from Buffalo as well as some Ivy League and Patriot League schools.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Gilfus was not ranked by recruiting sites.
Money Quote: Here is Gilfus talking about the coaching change.
"I was devastated when I heard of the change in leadership, because I had no idea if my offer would stand or if it would get lost in the mix. I was very excited to get that call."
Links of Wonder: Check out this article by Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com that talks about Gilfus committing to the Orange.
Tweets of Wonder:
My yutes!!⚔⚓️ pic.twitter.com/6k1RYwK8k7— Tyler Gilfus (@TylerGilfus) August 2, 2016
What Does the Coaching Staff Think of Him?: They haven't commented publicly, but considering Coach Babers decided to keep his preferred walk-on standing after taking over for Shafer, must mean they think pretty highly of him.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Tyler Gilfus was coached in high school by his father, Joe Gilfus. Also his mother is an employee at SU.
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