Name: Carlos Vettorello
Position: Offensive Line
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Weight: 283 lbs.
Hometown: Royal Oak, Mich.
High School: University of Detroit Jesuit
2020 stats: Vettorello started all 11 games for the Syracuse Orange at center, making the Rimington Award Watch List.
2021 projections: While the O-Line is deeper than ever, Center is still not a solidified position behind Vettorello. It’s almost sharpied that he will be starting at center, and a lot of this season will be attempting to find a way to build depth behind him should he succumb to the O-Line injury Curse.
How’d he get here?: The top 25 Michigan prospect chose the Orange over a bunch of P5 offers, most notably Boston College and Pittsburgh.
What’d recruiting sites say?: You know the deal, 3 stars all around.
Money Quote: How did Vetrello go from mop up time lineman to starting center in 2019? Kendall Coleman kicking his ass.
“Honestly, during the spring, it was rough,” Vettorello said. “There were rough practices with him basically beating me all the time. “And then in the summer, I would stay with him after lifting and conditioning, just figuring out what I was doing wrong. He would help me with my hands, my feet, everything. He just gave me some tools that carried over to the field.”
Twitter feed: Carlos did what we all say we’re going to do and deleted his account last year.
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Since Vettorello’s from the Detroit area and Dino just quoted the movie, we’re going with Ford v Ferrari, the 2019 film starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The movie showcases the Detroit based Ford team building a car to contend with Ferrari at Le Mans.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Vettorello is one of the 8 remaining members of the (then) hyped 22 member 2018 recruiting class.
Let’s get a look at ya: Let’s take a look at Vettorello’s game at tackle vs Clemson. It’s kind of funny to see the line and realize that Vettorello and Servais are both still on campus, but have swapped positions.