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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #33, LB Kadeem Trotter

One of several young linebackers ready to jump in this year.

@KadeemTrotter Twitter

Name: Kadeem Trotter

Position: Linebacker

Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 211

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

High School: McKinley

2018 stats: Did not play in any games.

2019 projections: Listen, linebackers are the weak point of this team. There’s an opportunity for anyone to step up and become a contributor. Trotter isn’t penciled into that rotation right now, but a lot can change when practices start up next month.

How’d he get here?: Probably by car after picking the Orange over Iowa State and Boston College.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all around. Rivals really liked him, rating him a top-40 prospect from Ohio.

Money quote: Trotter had a nasty injury in high school that limited his production in high school. He knows it, too.

“Many of the coaches on my team and scouts around here, they said I could’ve been the No. 1 prospect (in Ohio),” Trotter said. “My coach said I’d probably have 50 offers right now if I never got hurt.”

Twitter feed: @KadeemTrotter

Tweets of wonder: Trotter has figured out the internet.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Dude trying to play on one leg against the odds? “Skyscraper” seems like an appropriate fit.

Interesting nugget o’interest: He actually chose not to play his sophomore year of high school. Luckily, his head coach talked him back into it.

Let’s get a look at ya: Gimme those squats.