Name: Austin Chandler
Position: Offensive Lineman
Year: (Redshirt) Junior
Weight: 312 lbs.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Loyola
2019 stats: Chandler backed up Evan Adams at the left guard spot last season. He played 25 snaps total.
2020 projections: Chandler will probably still be in a backup position come the fall, but given the uncertainty at right guard, maybe he can sneak into the starting rotation at some point. No matter what, he’s probably a lock for the two-deep.
How’d he get here?: He joined SU as a preferred walk-on, turning down offers from Stetson and the University of San Diego.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Two stars all around.
Money quote: Sure he didn’t get a scholarship offer from Syracuse. But Mike Lynch flying out to L.A. to talk with Chandler did the trick.
“A lot of schools talk about how they treat walk-ons like scholarship players, but him coming out really showed me Syracuse meant it.”
Twitter feed: @iamachandler
Tweets of wonder: Chandler doesn’t really tweet, but he was on the Floyd train in Mayweather vs McGregor. At least he picked the winner
I think Floyd Mayweather would beat Conor McGregor. Cast your vote now! https://t.co/XN8E57LdfW— Austin Chandler (@Iamachandler) August 26, 2017
hat movie would Dino recommend for him?: How about a classic? “Sunset Boulevard” is based, like many movies, around Chandler’s hometown of Los Angeles — specifically the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. And I guess everyone on SU’s roster is ready for their close-up.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Chandler’s uncle is former University of Oregon and New Orleans Saints running back Ricky Whittle, who had 22 career touchdowns with the Ducks.
Let’s get a look at ya: Nothing like the good ol’ recruiting tape.