Name: Patrick Alberga
Position: Defensive Line
Weight: 250 lbs.
Hometown: Saranac Lake, N.Y.
High School: Saranac Lake
2019 stats: All high school, so unfortunately don’t have much there beyond him being named 2019 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, and was named all-state second team by the 2019 New York State Sportswriters Association.
2020 projections: He’s a likely redshirt for Syracuse, as is the case for the overwhelming majority of freshman walk-ons.
How’d he get here?: Patrick was interested in attending Syracuse for engineering, but wound up impressing the staff enough on the football front for a preferred walk-on offer.
What’d recruiting sites say?: They didn’t say anything. That’s their loss.
Money quote: He told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise all about getting the Orange offer.
“When they called me, I did not actually know what preferred walk-on meant, so I went on Google and searched it. When I found out I had a spot on the team, that moment was unbelievable.”
Twitter feed: Can’t see to find one. Smart man.
Tweets of wonder: Looks pretty official.
End of the year sports awards for our athletes tonight! Congrats to Mr. Mark Gilligan for being inducted into the SLHS Hall of Fame. Also, a huge shout out to Grace Clark and Patrick Alberga, who were recognized as the outstanding athletes of the year. #RedStormPride #BeGreatSLHS pic.twitter.com/DigjtuQ1Bp— Saranac Lake HS (@saranaclakehs) June 5, 2019
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: The 1982 film Cold River was filmed in Saranac Lake, among other nearby areas. Children need to find their way home in the dead of winter after the seasons change on a dime in the wilderness. It sounds intense.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Patrick’s brother, Jacob, is so good at Nordic skiing that he competed at junior nationals earlier this year. That’s... pretty good.
Let’s get a look at ya: It’s time for Hudl, as you figured.