Name: Aaron Hackett
Position: Tight End
Hometown: Venice, FL
High School: Venice High School
2017 Stats: Played in nine games for the Syracuse Orange last year, and the majority of his snaps came on special teams. Like most of us reading this, Hackett did not catch a pass in 2017.
2018 Projections: Hackett should get some playing time on offense this year. He’s listed as the #2 TE on the depth chart and with the Orange looking to replace a lot of receptions, someone with his athletic ability should get some opportunities.
How’d He Get Here?: He came from high-scoring, fast-paced offense at Venice and chose the Orange over South Florida, Louisville, Central Florida, Wake Forest and Kentucky.
What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Two As, Two Ts. Three stars.
Money Quote: From Reno Ferri on Signing Day 2017, when talking about what stood out when recruiting Hackett:
“With Aaron, everything caught my eye”
Let’s just move on...
Tweets Of Wonder: (Nodding head in agreement)
Just being here isn’t enough for me— Aaron Hackett (@ahack3tt89) March 20, 2018
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Feels like Dino would suggest “The French Connection” starring Gene Hackman and then Aaron would understand why the coach has been calling him Popeye.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Aaron’s position coach in high school was former Orange tight end Beckett Wales.
Let’s Get A Good Look Atcha: