Name: Nate Wellington
Position: Wide Receiver
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 185 lbs
Hometown: Skaneateles, N.Y.
High School: Skaneateles
2020 stats: Didn’t play last year after redshirting in 2019.
2021 projections: It’s hard enough for walk-ons to get any playing time on the field. While there isn’t much experience in the wide receiver room, there are plenty of names who are naturally ahead of Wellington on the depth chart. Probably another scout team year for him.
How’d he get here?: FCS program Merrimack and D-III school Hamilton were interested in Wellington, but he took the PWO spot at ‘Cuse instead.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Nothing.
Money quote: We know Babers loves weight room guys. Even if he doesn’t see the playing field that much, Wellington is probably in the gym.
Wellington hasn’t missed a day of lifting since, even now working out with next year’s Lakers team four days per week and waking up his receivers coach for field work at 7 a.m. on Saturdays, Sindoni said. He hit a bit of a growth spurt after his sophomore year before filling his frame out as a junior.
Sindoni estimated Wellington’s one-rep max on the bench press at 300 pounds and on squat at 415. And on the field, he’s fine-tuned his game to produce for his team as well as impress college coaches.
Twitter feed: @Natewelli
Tweets of wonder: Wellington doesn’t tweet much nowadays, so let’s flash back to 2017 to compound Cleveland miseries.
Cleveland blew a 2-0 lead— Nate Wellington (@Natewelli) October 12, 2017
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Most people know Nathan Fillion for his TV work, especially in “Firefly,” but he’s starting to find more roles on the big screen. His most recent movie is about to hit theaters as he stars as T.D.K. in James Gunn’s “Suicide Squad.”
Interesting nugget o’interest: He may have not played for Syracuse, but his high school numbers were good enough for him to be named Third-Team All-State twice and All-CNY honors from Syracuse.com twice.
Let’s get a look at ya: Is it really “Get to Know Your Orange Man” season if there aren’t Hudl highlights?