Name: Jack Guida
Position: Running back
Year: (Redshirt) Freshman
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
High School: Brewster (N.Y.)
2017 stats: Guida joined the Syracuse Orange as a walk-on last year and redshirted.
2018 projections: Probably looking at special teams play at best this season given the number of scholarship running backs in front of him.
How’d he get here?: Opted to attend school with his brother Joey at SU. He played lacrosse in high school as well as football, but felt the gridiron was a better fit than the MLAX team.
What’d recruiting sites say?: N/A
Money Quote: TDespite the walk-on status now, he was a monster in high school.
“I can’t imagine that we’ve had many weeks — if any — where a player rushed for 361 yards and five touchdowns and another one scored five TDs in the area’s biggest game to date and neither of them win the player of the week. However, this is that week and I’m not sure there’s even much of an argument here. Guida could not be more deserving.”
Twitterfeed: @little_guida44 (private, however)
Tweets of wonder: Did they end up being roommates? Are they still roommates this year? inquiring minds would like to know.
How cool: QBs in epic battle, Jack Guida, Brewster/Nick Cunningham, Hen Hud, will be roommates at Syracuse in fall pic.twitter.com/LX9RAiCUCs— Kevin Devaney Jr. (@KDJmedia1) July 8, 2017
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Feel like we picked Robin William’s “Jack” last year. While that’s a fine pick once again, we’ll opt for “Jack Reacher” with Tom Cruise instead this time around.
Interesting nugget’ o interest: Jack’s middle name is Orlando, which reminds me of the film “Four Christmases” with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. For those unfamiliar, Vaughn’s character had changed his name to Brad as an adult but his given name was Orlando. He and his two brothers (Dallas and Denver) were named for the cities in which they were conceived, as they explain to Witherspoon’s horrified Kate, Vaughn’s girlfriend. Let’s just assume Jack doesn’t have a similar story to accompany his middle name.
Let’s get a look at ya: Thanks for the highlights and breakdown, ‘Cuse!