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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #19, DB Rob Hanna

Another member of the Florida-North contingent.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Rob Hanna

Position: Safety

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 166 lbs.

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

High School: Miami Palmetto

2020 stats: Filled in the huge shoes of Andre Cisco in the starting lineup after his unfortunate injury. Starting the last nine games, he racked up 55 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss and an interception.

2021 projections: I would assume he doesn’t relinquish the starting spot that he earned, though he may be utilized a little differently. It was thought that he would be packing on the pounds in the offseason, and instead lost two pounds. That puts him on the lighter side of safeties and could be used more in a pass setup compared to run support.

How’d he get here?: A bunch of offers including Boston College, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Pitt, Maryland and Rutgers.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars.

Money quote: The Daily Orange put together a piece on Rob where they talked to a few folks including his uncle who remembered the following conversation with Hanna —

“All I need is for them to give me a shot so I can show them that I can perform on this level,” Baker remembers Hanna saying. Baker told him to remain patient. “Your time will come.”

Twitter feed: @cityrob_305

Tweets of wonder: Not very active, but here’s a commitment tweet.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: He’s going to be doing a lot of running this season, so only fitting that Hanna Hall plays the young version of Jennie Curran in 1994’s Forrest Gump. If you haven’t heard of the Tom Hanks movie, please remove yourself from the rock you’ve been under since the 80s.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Continuing the Olympic trend, Matt Gribble is from Miami Palmetto, Hanna’s high school. Gribble was a world record butterfly swimmer and member of the 1980 and 1984 US Olympic teams.

Let’s get a look at ya: HUDL!