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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #40, DB Tommy Porter

Another walk-on from California joins the Orange

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Boston College at Syracuse Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Tommy Porter

Position: Defensive Back

Year: Freshman

Height: 5’11”’

Weight: 190 pounds

Hometown: La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.

High School: Flintridge Prep

2020 stats: No high school season in California

2021 projections: Tommy is going to be spending this season on the scout team but his versatility means he should be able to fill a variety of roles there.

How’d he get here?: Chose the preferred walk-on opportunity with the Syracuse Orange over offers from several D2 and D3 schools.

What’d recruiting sites say?: No rankings

Money Quote: Playing eight-man football in California, Tommy was an all-purpose back

““Tommy is a complete player for us,” Flintridge Prep third-year coach Russell White said. “He can run, catch and do well on special teams.”

Twitter feed: @tommyporter21

Tweet O’Wonder: Let’s check out some footage from Tommy’s club season

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: If you come from California and have the last name Porter, Dino’s picking “The Sandlot” and giving you the nickname Ham. Those are the rules

Interesting nugget o’interest: Tommy tore his ACL twice in high school so getting to the point where he was added as a walk-on is a testament to his dedication.

Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s some high school highlights