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Get to know your Orange man - No. 9, CB Juwan Dowels

The Sunrise, Florida native is getting ready to start his second season for the Orange.

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Name: Juwan Dowels

Position: Cornerback

Year: Redshirt Sophomore

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 180

Hometown: Sunrise, Fla.

High School: American Heritage

2015 Stats: Juwan played in all 12 of Syracuse's games at cornerback and started the last five. He registered 40 tackles (29 solo) while leading the team in passes defended (six) and pass breakups (five).

2016 Projections: Juwan is the second cornerback listed in the second cornerback slot on the post-spring depth chart and has been doing very well during pre-season. Just this past Saturday, he caught two interceptions in the team's second scrimmage.

How'd He Get Here?: Juwan chose Syracuse over the likes of Clemson, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma among others.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Juwan received three stars across the board.

Money Quote: Here's a fun five-minute interview session Cam Lynch did with Juwan during the 2014 season:

Links of Wonder: The Daily Orange's assistant sports editor Jon Mettus previewed the battle between Cordell Hudson and Juwan back in July.

Twitterfeed: His Twitter is private, but his handle is @That_BoyWan15

Tweets of Wonder: Not that it's all that exciting, but Juwan was one of the first players to meet Dino Babers back in December, according to The Daily Orange's Matt Schneidman:

What Does the Coaching Staff Think of Him?: They haven't said anything in particular, but based on the amount of time he spends on the field in practice, I'd say they're pretty fond of him.

Interesting Nugget O' Interest: Juwan is from the same high school as two other names you might know:

Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: The following video of the top plays from this past season that didn't quite make it into the Top 10 includes Juwan's interception against Clemson starting at the 44/45th second mark: