Name: Chris Elmore
Position: Fullback/Defensive Tackle
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Phillips Academy
2017 Stats: Chris carried the ball 23 times for 56 yards and one touchdown. His most effective game was against Middle Tennessee when he had eight rushes for 28 yards.
2018 projections: Right now Elmore’s listed as the Syracuse Orange’s backup at nose tackle, but his versatility should see him continue to get snaps on offense where he can be effective in short yardage situations as a blocker or runner. Unlike last year, I think Elmore will see most of his action on defense and he’s the type of athlete who can be a disruptor up front.
How’d he get here: He was initially committed to the Western Michigan Broncos, but after P.J. Fleck left for Minnesota Elmore re-opened his recruitment. He chose Syracuse over Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Ball State, Buffalo, Miami (OH), Wyoming and Florida Atlantic.
What’d recruiting sites say?: 3 stars across the board
Money Quote: Clemson’s got some incredible defensive lineman but Dabo was impressed by what Elmore was doing last year
“They’ve got a 290-pound running back,” Swinney said. “That’s just crazy.”
Tweets of wonder: In case you were wondering why Chris’s feed is mostly retweets and not photos/videos of him working out, let him explain it to you.
This generation to stuck on showing social media what they doing, grind and make ya money in silence— Cee Grizzley3️⃣6️⃣ (@ChrisElmore36) April 30, 2018
What movie would Dino recommend for him: Dino’s going to recommend “Predator”. A remake of the 1987 classic comes this Fall and the tagline “Nothing like it has ever been on earth before.” is very fitting for Syracuse’s 290 lb running back/nose tackle.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Chris competed for his high school’s track team as a hurdler and now I’d really like to see him line up for a meet while he’s at Syracuse.
Let’s get a good look at you: Here’s a video from Elmore’s senior year from the HEROH Foundation which gives you a little more about his background and what he overcame to get to Syracuse