Name: Mario Escobar
Position: Running Back
Weight: 180 pounds
Hometown: Melville, NY
High School: St. Anthony’s
2020 stats: Played running back, wide receiver and defensive back while also returning kicks for St. Anthony’s.
2021 projections: There isn’t a lot of room in the Orange backfield so look for Mario to be part of the scout team as he redshirts.
How’d he get here?: Chose the preferred walk-on opportunity with the Syracuse Orange after receiving interest from Ivy League schools.
What’d recruiting sites say?: No rankings
Money Quote: Mario is staying very under the radar
Twitter feed: @mario_escobarjr
Tweet O’Wonder: Let’s check out this quick clip from preseason camp
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: If We’re going with “The Two Escobars” which tells the story of how Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel helped make Colombia’s soccer team a World Cup contender. That is until Andres Escobar committed a mistake which cost more than a game.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Kenny Atkinson former head coach of the Brooklyn Nets is also an alum of St. Anthony’s. (Ed. note: Not as important, but John also attended the school for a year)
Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s some high school highlights