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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #11, QB Dillon Markiewicz

Welcoming the Lone Star State QB

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 30 Syracuse at NC State Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Dillon Markiewicz

Position: Quarterback

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 216 lbs.

Hometown: McKinney, Tex.

High School: McKinney North

2019 stats: At McKinney North last year, Markiewicz was the fourth-leading passer in Texas, completing 71.6% of his throws for 4,187 yards and 45 passing scores (plus another seven TDs on the ground).

2020 projections: Given the current quarterback situation on the roster and the fact that he’s still learning the Syracuse Orange offense, it’s highly likely that Markiewicz redshirts in 2020.

How’d he get here?: Syracuse showed up late in the process, offering him after Texas State and Stephen F. Austin did, but before Boise State. They landed his commitment in late January, and he signed on National Signing Day.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Threes from ESPN and 247, while Rivals decided not to rank him. Boooooooo.

Money quote: The Dallas Morning News asked Dillon about his “stressful” recruiting process and the chip he potentially has on his shoulder as a result...

“Sure I’m going to think about it later and think it was stressful at times, but I trusted it was all going to work out, and I had the season I did, had a lot of fun and I’m sitting here today signed to a Power 5 program so I can’t complain.”

Twitter feed: @dmarkiewicz4

Tweets of wonder: In case you needed more on the caliber of QB Syracuse was getting —

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Matt Dillon played Healy in 1998’s “There’s Something About Mary.” We were going to do something “Friday Night Lights”-related (Dillon High School was the name of the Texas-based school), but that seemed almost too easy.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Dillon has a twin brother, Austin, who was a three-star offensive line prospect this previous cycle. He wound up signing with Texas State, which also offered Dillon.

Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s a signing day video for you.