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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #15, S Neil Nunn

Learn more about one of the top-rated recruits in Syracuse’s 2019 class.

North Carolina v Syracuse

Name: Neil Nunn

Position: Safety

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 170 lbs.

Hometown: West Perrine, Fla.

High School: Miami Palmetto

2018 stats: He played on both sides of the ball as a senior, collecting 32 tackles, four picks an eight pass break-ups on the defensive end. On offense, he was pretty impressive too, with 1,200 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

2019 projections: There’s a good deal of veteran depth at safety for the Syracuse Orange right now, so it’s going to be hard for him to crack the two-deep. But perhaps Dino finds some room for him on special teams. Worst-case, we see him in four games and he keeps the redshirt.

How’d he get here?: Nunn was a Syracuse commit early on, then flipped to Miami in October. However, he was done with the ‘Canes by early November and wound up back with the Orange — great decision, IMO.

What’d recruiting sites say?: 247Sports saw him as a four-star prospect just outside of the top 300 in the class. However, everyone else said three stars, and his composite score dipped a little accordingly. Still, he’s a top-500 player there.

Money quote: Always great to hear your coach say this about you. From Miami Palmetto’s Mike Manasco

“He’s one of the best players in the country. I’ve been doing this 17 years. He’s one of the best players in the country.”

Twitter feed: @neilnunnjr5

Tweets of wonder: We’ll take a promise like that.

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Neil Patrick Harris has appeared in many-a-project over the years, but we go with one of the more recent here in 2014’s “Gone Girl.” He plays Desi Collings in the film about the investigation and media scrutiny around a woman’s murder and the husband put in the crosshairs afterward.

Interesting nugget o’interest: A lot of famous people have attended Miami Palmetto High School, but perhaps none more than Amazon founder and richest person alive Jeff Bezos.

Let’s get a good look at ya: Some senior year highlights for you.