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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #12, WR Russell Thompson-Bishop

Will we see the results of that fabled DeVito/RTB rapport this year?

Connecticut v Syracuse

Name: Russell Thompson-Bishop

Position: Wide receiver

Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 215 lbs.

Hometown: Bloomfield, Conn.

High School: Bloomfield High School

2018 stats: Didn’t suit up for any games.

2019 projections: Given the depth at the receiver position and the fact that Thompson-Bishop isn’t one of the seven wideouts on their most recent Syracuse Orange depth chart, another year as a reserve is on it’s way, though he likely sees the field in one way or another.

How’d he get here?: Thompson-Bishop drew interest from Northeast schools like Temple, Army, UConn and Boston College before deciding to attend Syracuse.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars from 247Sports and ESPN, with Scout and Rivals giving out a two-star rating.

Money quote: Here’s Thompson-Bishop on his commitment back in the summer of 2016.

“I chose Syracuse because it is the best of both worlds from the offers I have received. The coaching staff, campus, incoming team, and playing style had a big part to do in my decision. The way coach Babers wants to run the team fits me as a wide receiver and I love the quarterbacks.”

Twitter feed: @RTB__12

Tweets of wonder: Here’s Thompson-Bishop catching a pass toward the sideline from Tommy DeVito back in March.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Last year’s movie suggestion went to Russell Brand, so let’s go in the direction of Russell Crowe this time around. Babers definitely wants some fighters on the field, so Thompson-Bishop will have some film to study with the 2000 movie Gladiator.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Thompson-Bishop’s alma mater, Bloomfield High School, is the same as ‘Cuse and NFL star Dwight Freeney.

Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s some high school film from his senior year.