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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #95, DT Cooper Dawson

We could get our first glimpse of Dawson this season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Western Michigan at Syracuse Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Cooper Dawson

Position: Defensive line

Year: (Redshirt) Freshman

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 255

Hometown: Hanahan, S.C.

High School: Hanahan

2019 stats: Redshirt season

2020 projections: Dawson will provide depth along the defensive line. With the new defensive system we’ll see if he moves to the interior especially in pass situations.

How’d he get here?: He picked the Orange over a number of other schools including the Clemson Tigers and UCF Knights.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Everyone said three stars.

Money quote: During the recruiting process Dawson had the opportunity to take a late scholarship offer from Clemson but his official visit to Syracuse convinced him to head north.

“t’s a real nice family up there. They want me for defensive end. Their coaches all wanted me for different positions but they offered at defensive end. Coach Babers is a straight-up guy. He likes to joke around but he takes the recruiting process seriously. He gets to the point really quick. We had a good meeting this morning (Sunday) at his house.”

Twitter feed: @Cooper15Dawson

Tweets of wonder: Always nice to see the Orange out in the community

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Dino’s going with another Gary Cooper classic but this year it will be “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

Interesting nugget o’interest: Dawson’s father Kelly played for the Georgia Southern Eagles where he was a member of two 1-AA National Championship teams.

Let’s get a look at ya: We don’t have Syracuse game footage yet so let’s look at one of the best commitment ceremonies you’ll see