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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #31, LB Geoff Cantin-Arku

One of our resident Canadian players is moving up the depth chart.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Geoff Cantin-Arku

Position: Linebacker

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 230

Hometown: Lévis, Que.

High School: Cégep Garneau

2019 stats: Fixture on special teams in the 2019 season.

2020 projections: Cantin-Arku took the spring by storm and is listed as the starting Mike linebacker this season. He looks to have pushed ahead of incumbent Mikel Jones, who played a good bit last season. This is a big move for the sophomore and he looks to take advantage of the new defensive scheme under Tony White.

How’d he get here?: Geoff too advantage and impressed coaches at an Orange football camp, quickly receiving an offer from the staff. Much like most Canadian players, we were the only one noted as in on him.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Consensus three stars.

Money quote: As he succinctly explained to 247Sports after committing —

“I felt home.”

Twitterfeed: @geofcantin

Tweets of wonder: I had to smile reading this —

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: How does the comedy Wedding Crashers from 2005 sound? It starred Geoff Stult as Brad in the Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn joint about the pair sneaking into weddings and the shenanigans that follow. You’ve seen it numerous times.

Interesting nugget o’ interest: Sticking with the fact that Geoff is the second Cegep Garneau player to put on the Orange for Syracuse, joining David Bouchard (2007).

Let’s get a good look at ya: High school highlights —