Name: Kyle Strickland
Position: Defensive back
Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
High school: Roswell
2017 stats: Played in six games, mostly on special teams for kickoff coverage. He recorded three tackles: two against Central Connecticut State and one against Miami.
2018 projection: Expect him to play a similar role for the Syracuse Orange in 2018, with perhaps a little more time on the field for special teams.
How’d he get here?: He did not receive any Division I offers out of high school, so he came to Syracuse as a walk-on.
What did recruiting sites say?: Nada.
Twitter: No Twitter :(
Tweets of wonder: Still the only tweet to ever mention Kyle.
Syracuse has added 2 Fr. walk-on DBs: Kyle Strickland from Roswell (Ga.) HS and Anthony Lombardi from Trinity Catholic (Stamford, Conn.) HS.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) October 12, 2016
What movie would Dino recommend for him: Continuing the trend of Kyle Chandler as his spirit animal on the big screen, 2018’s “Game Night” is a horror thriller that someone in Strickland’s shape is more likely to survive than his Hollywood Kyle counterpart.
Interesting nugget o’interest: His cousin is retired NBA starter Rod Strickland. More recently, his brother Cameron Marshall played outfield for the Davidson baseball team from 2014-2017.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Here’s an interesting video made about Kyle at the spring football game.