Name: Austin Roon
Weight: 225 lbs.
Class: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Byron Center, MI
High School: Byron Center
2021 stats: Did not play
2022 projections: Outside of the starters, this is a very young linebackers group. It’s anybody’s guess who would be the first to step up, but until there’s a reason otherwise, Roon should be limited to special teams and late-game appearances in blowouts.
How’d he get here?: Roon chose the Syracuse Orange over Arizona State, Buffalo, Illinois State, Ohio, and elsewhere.
What’d recruiting sites say?: 3 stars across the board
Money Quote: Roon was adamant on why he choose Dino Babers’s squad over his other offers.
“I was really just looking for a program where the coaches really care about me and wanted me to grow as more than just a player but as a man,” Roon said, “I feel like those coaches really care about me.”
Interesting nugget o’interest: Roon was a three-sport star back in Michigan, playing football, basketball, and lacrosse. All three Dome sports.
Let’s get a look at ya: Austin was already wearing ‘Cuse colors in his high school days.