Welcome to college football’s early signing period for the class of 2019! The Syracuse Orange will be adding new recruits from Wednesday to (maybe) Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? Corner Adrian Cole makes the now-typical trip from Florida up to CNY.
Twitter Feed: @1AdrianCole
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Previous School: Plantation
Position: Defensive back
Stats: 5’11”, 165 pounds
Commitment date: June 23, 2018
Ratings: Three stars from 247 and ESPN and two stars from Rivals
Other Offers: Some sort of familiar names like USF, Pitt, Kansas, Buffalo and Toledo.
Dino’s projected nickname: “If practice made perfect, I’m practice’s baby”
Cole’s going to walk into a crowded defensive backfield when he arrives at Syracuse. This doesn’t mean he won’t see the field early in his career as we’ve seen injuries force other young DB’s into action right away. Cole’s a little smaller than the current Orange corners and with a 4.7 40 time he doesn’t project as a lockdown corner. Where he might fit in is playing a nickel or slot corner where he has to handle the inside receivers and cover while navigating the middle of the field.