Name: Kyle Strickland
Position: Defensive Back
Year: (Redshirt) Junior
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
High School: Roswell
2018 stats: Strickland appeared in all 13 games last season. The backup DB was a part of the kickoff coverage squad. He recorded a single tackle in the game against Clemson.
2019 projections: Likely, he’ll remain a solid member of the kickoff squad. Beyond that, I don’t know how much Strickland will be contributing in the defensive backfield.
How’d he get here?: He walked on at Syracuse, without receiving any D1 offers.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Nothing from the recruiting sites.
Money quote: From John’s defensive backs preview last summer. He did, indeed, get involved in special teams at least.
“Similar to several of the other DBs on the team, he’s a former wideout. That’s unlikely to get put to use much in coverage this year, though maybe on the hands team?”
Twitter feed: No Twitter here.
Tweets of wonder: As was indicated throughout spring ball, Strickland was limited and couldn’t participate in much of the action.
Thread: Syracuse’s final closed session of spring practice:— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) April 11, 2019
Out: RB Abdul Adams, OL Sam Heckel, FB/TE Chris Elmore, OL Pat Davis, WR Ed Hendrix, DL Caleb Okechukwu, WR Russell Thompson-Bishop, DE Jake Pickard
Limited: S Evan Foster, CB Scoop Bradshaw, CB Kyle Strickland
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: The trend of Buffalo native Kyle Chandler being his movie spirit animal is continuing. This time with Argo, the Ben Affleck film from 2012 about extracting Americans from a hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Interesting nugget o’interest: His cousin is retired NBA player Rod Strickland. Also, his brother Cameron Marshall played baseball for the Davidson from 2014-2017.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Strickland’s high school Hudl highlights —