Name: Kevin Nusdeo
Position: Defensive back
Year: (Redshirt) Freshman
Hometown: Orange, Conn.
High school: Choate Rosemary Hall
2017 stats: Redshirt season after joining the team in the fall.
2018 projection: Could potentially help out on special teams. But it would take quite a few injuries to scholarship defensive backs to hear Nusdeo’s number called at safety or corner.
How’d he get here?: Nusdeo decided that the Syracuse Orange were his program of choice despite other preferred walk-on offers from schools like UConn and North Carolina. He also had DII and DIII offers.
What did recruiting sites say?: No notes to be had. Rude.
Money quote: Seems Dino’s stress of “La Familia” is obvious to players when they arrive at SU (per Nusdeo’s conversation with Syracuse.com):
“I loved everything about the visit. I could tell that the staff is extremely dedicated to all their players and I loved how tight knit the Syracuse community was.”
Tweets of wonder: “The more you know...”
No I didn't dye my hair it's a birthmark— Kevin Nusdeo (@knuz45) September 2, 2015
What movie would Dino recommend for him: There are quite a few famous Kevins in Hollywood, but we’ll go with Kevin Costner here. Babers recommends “The Bodyguard,” for the defensive back as a source of inspiration.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Nusdeo would’ve been a legacy at UNC, after his dad played football there in the 1980s. This fall’s matchup at the Carrier Dome will be a family affair.
Let’s get a good look at ya: