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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #16, DE Leon Lowery

Syracuse might have mined a diamond out of NJ

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Syracuse at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Leon Lowery

Position: Defensive Line

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 225 lbs.

Hometown: Elizabeth, N.J.

High School: North Brunswick

2019 stats: Lowery recorded 47 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior. He also added two touchdown receptions as a wide receiver and was named an All-New Jersey player.

2020 projections: Good chance we see Lowery in limited situations this season. He’s got a lot of potential and might find himself included in pass rushing situations and special teams while he works on his strength and technique.

How’d he get here?: He committed to the Orange back in June 2019 and picked Syracuse over offers from Indiana, Rutgers and Temple.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars and a top 45 player in New Jersey.

Money quote: Leon was impressed by Syracuse Orange assistant Vinson Reynolds during the recruiting process.

“It’s a great feeling,” Lowery told Dohn. “He came out showing me love and I appreciate that. I am going to talk to him (on the phone) later, but he is showing me love. He knows I am happy to be with the Orange.”

Twitter feed: @leonlowery5

Tweets of wonder: Always good to celebrate your success

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Steve brought this one up already but we’re going with Bad Boys and Will Smith’s portrayal of Miami police office Mike Lowrey.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Leon didn’t take his first snap at defensive end until his junior season so his rapid rise to earn a scholarship speaks to his athletic ability and potential.

Let’s get a look at ya: Want to watch nearly two hours of high school highlights? Well today’s your lucky day