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? Ishmael Goulbourne brings a Sunshine State of Mind up to Syracuse.
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Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Previous School: Dwyer HS
Position: Defensive end
Stats: 6’3”, 195 lbs.
Commitment date: August 1, 2018
Ratings: 3-star by 247Sports, 2-star by Rivals, 3-star by ESPN
Other Offers: Tulane, UAB, Western Michigan, Western Kentucky, Buffalo
Dino’s projected nickname: “Call him Ishmael” (sorry, too easy)
Player Outlook: Goulbourne is quite undersized, but enjoyed success in his high school career, being named All-County both his junior and senior season. His former high school teammate Cam Jonas is a current Orange, so the pipeline has not dried up. Goulbourne profiles as a speed-rusher, and will have to put on weight to play defensive end in the ACC, although he does have experience as a stand-up linebacker.