Name: Anwar Sparrow
Weight: 223 lbs
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Salem
2020 stats: Cuse.com says that he didn’t play in any games, but has a picture of him playing in a game, so I’m not really sure.
2021 projections: Sparrow put on 20 pounds from last year and looks to make an impact moving forward. Likely not breaking into the core, he should see special teams run and some possible snaps in the three-deep.
How’d he get here?: He took an official to Lousiville and had offers from Appalachian State and Norfolk State. Due to some qualification issues, he had to wait until after NSD and 2020 in general was a weird year, so we’re glad he ended up in Orange.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars on 247sports, two stars on Rivals.
Money quote: Sparrow knew coming in he wasn’t going to walk into playing time:
“I know I have to work for my playing time but I’m pretty sure I will get playing time if I work hard,” Sparrow said. “A lot of times, I know where the ball is going.”
Twitter feed: @AnwarS12_
Tweets of wonder: Would you like to see intensity? This is intensity.
Former Salem HS 757 Sundevils LB & current @CuseFootball 2020-21 Freshman LB, Anwar Sparrow @AnwarS12_ on 12/27/2020 during a 7v7 (pickup game)..legit stare down of confidence.. Ray Juray III photography & media (rjuray3).. #NCAAF #NFL #Sports #Media #SyracuseFootball #Athlete pic.twitter.com/DGtvVVEbqP— Ray Juray III (@rjuray3) January 6, 2021
Interesting nugget o’interest: Continuing my Olympic trend as we edge closer, Virginia Beach, his hometown, is also the hometown of former gymnast and medalist Gabby Douglas. The three-time Olympic gold medalist took home medals in 2012 and 2016.
Let’s get a look at ya: Hudl.