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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #29, WR Trebor Pena

The diverse skillset on the incoming freshman looks promising for the future

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Name: Trebor Pena

Position: Wide Receiver

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 185 lbs

Hometown: Ocean Township, N.J.

High School: Ocean Township

2019 stats: Last season Pena accrued an impressive stat line, rushing for 1,666 total yards from scrimmage and 23 touchdowns. He’s been named to the 2019 USA Today Network All-New Jersey first team, as well as the Asbury Park Press All-Shore teams the last two seasons.

2020 projections: Playing running back, receiver, safety and returner in high school definitely ups his options for getting on the field. As a freshman, it would be nice to get Pena a redshirt season, but there’s always the possibility that we see him emerge on some special teams assignments.

How’d he get here?: Syracuse grabbed the commitment in December, following an official visit. At the time he was a Temple commit and flipped to head farther north. He had offers from a long list of schools, including the aforementioned Temple, Delaware, Albany, the service academies and a multitude of other squads.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all around.

Money quote: After his senior season, Shore Sports Network covered Pena, naming him the MVP of the Ocean Township team on the year. His coach, Don Klein had the following to say:

“He’s an absolute weapon... He’s a wonderful talent and a wonderful kid. When you have Trebor Pena on the field you know you have a dominant player.”

Twitter feed: @PenaTrebor

Tweets of wonder: Some footage of Pena hitting up some sand time, in the long jump pit.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: A little outside the box, but Ocean Township was the home to Michael Uslan, writer and producer of the Tim Burton Batman films. With that nugget, we’re opting for 1989’s Batman, the first in the Burton run. The film stars Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight himself, and traverses the origin story of the Joker.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Pena was also, as noted above, a standout in track and field. We won his conference long jump title as a junior and was a All-Shore first team member there as well.

Let’s get a look at ya: Opting out of the stock Hudl highlights (he has them here) for a signing day photo that shows off some nice footage from his senior year.