Name: Marlowe Wax
Weight: 232 lbs
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Mount St. Joseph
2020 stats: Wax appeared in all 11 games his freshman season in a variety of roles for the Orange. He started just one game, but made 33 tackles, 5.5 for a loss, and added in 3 sacks to the overall total. He proved that he can compete at the ACC level as a linebacker, justifying the coaching staff’s decision to move him off running back and into the defensive backfield.
2021 projections: The Syracuse Orange are looking a tad thin at linebacker with Lee Kpogba entering the transfer portal. Wax finished the year behind Mikel Jones as the weakside linebacker, and should start the season there as well. Tony White likes to rotate the linebackers A LOT, so I would expect Wax to match his production from last season.
How’d he get here?: I’m assuming by car after choosing the Orange over Pitt, ECU, Marshall, Toldeo, and Akron.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars!
Money quote: High school coach Rich Holzer has some high praise for the former running back.
“It sucks coaching against him,” Davis said with a laugh, “because he’s sudden, I guess is the best way to put it.”
Twitter feed: @MarlowWax
Tweets of wonder: This kid gets it.
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Wax made a big change to linebacker and excelled from the start, but now has to take it up another level. Sounds a lot like the plot to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift to me.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Wax and current running back Sean Tucker run it back to high school, where Wax was a stand out running back, while Tucker originally started off as a defensive player before switching to running back.
Let’s get a look at ya: Here are some high school highlights.