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Early signing period: 2019 DE Ishmael Goulbourne signs with Syracuse

Just one year after losing our beloved Steve Ishmael, Syracuse has found his replacement, in name at least.

Ishmael’s Twitter feed

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.

Twitter Feed: @11k_IG

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.