Name: Drew Gunther
Year: (Redshirt) Freshman
Weight: 204 lbs
Hometown: Chester Springs, Pa.
High School: Malvern Prep
2019 stats: Redshirted on the scout team during his freshman year.
2020 projections: Rex Culpepper is the most likely candidate for the second-string quarterback spot. Because of that, Gunther and fellow redshirt freshman David Summers are battling not only for the third-string spot, but also for a head start in the battle to be Tommy DeVito’s backup in 2021.
How’d he get here?: Gunther joined the Syracuse Orange as a preferred walk-on after backing out of a walk-on spot at Virginia Tech. He did receive scholarship offers from Albany, Brown, Fordham and Georgetown.
What’d recruiting sites say?: None of the top three sites gave Gunther a ranking.
Money quote: First impressions are very important, and Gunther liked what he saw during a visit to spring practice, according to his high school head coach.
“Drew went up to a practice and he was blown away with how he was treated,” Malvern Prep head coach Dave Gueriera said.
Twitter feed: @drewgunther11
Tweets of wonder: The quarterbacks from 2019. Only person not returning from this group is Clayton Welch.
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Who remembers the movie “Robots” from 2005? Drew Carey voices the robot Crank, a friend of the main character Rodney, voiced by Ewan McGregor.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Gunther holds the Malvern Prep schools records for career passing yards (4,947) and touchdown passes (54). That’s no easy feat either, given that Malvern Prep is the same high school that former Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib attended.
Let’s get a look at ya: MORE. HIGH. SCHOOL. HIGHLIGHTS.