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Get To Know Your Orange Man: #41, LB Ryan Guthrie

The JUCO linebacker will fortify an already-strong unit.

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Ryan Guthrie

Position: Linebacker

Year: Junior

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 215

Hometown: Cumming, Ga.

High School: West Forsyth High School

2016 Stats: Over at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa, he was a first-team all-conference selection (nice work!). He had 139 total tackles (third) and 107 solo takedowns — the most in the nation. Guthrie also tossed in an insane 25.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. So yeah, he was pretty good.

2017 Projections: It seems unlikely that he’ll start given how entrenched all three seniors are in their various roles. however, with Jonathan Thomas being a little less locked in at the strongside position, perhaps Guthrie works his way in over there. In any case, you’ll see him as one of the primary reserves at outside linebacker.

How'd He Get Here?: Guthrie earned a bunch of attention given his gaudy numbers last year, and committed to Tulane over a bunch of top-of-the-pile MAC offers. However, once a Power Five offer come in from the Syracuse Orange, he flipped from the Green Wave. We’re sad to see the Wave lose a good one, but also happy to see SU strengthen itself, obviously.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Threes from everyone except Scout, which said two stars.

Twitterfeed: @ryanguth4

Tweets Of Wonder: Oh?

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Perhaps something by actor/writer Ryan Guthrie? Some of his standout work includes Zombie: The Musical, and Not Everyone on Craigslist is a Serial Killer.

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: He’s a big Atlanta sports fan. Especially the Falcons. Probably best to avoid talking about this year’s Super Bowl...

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