It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming Syracuse Orange football season. We’re going through the roster to take a look at each Syracuse player as we get ready for a critical season for the Orange.
Up next is….
Name: Mario Escobar
Position: Running Back
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Weight: 188 lbs.
Hometown: Melville, NY
High School: St. Anthony’s
2022 stats: Played on special teams for the final 11 games of the season, including as a kick returner.
2023 projections: The RB situation is murky all of a sudden, but that doesn’t mean Mario will have a clear path to offensive snaps. Even if LeQuint Allen’s suspension stands, Juwaun Price and JUCO transfer Deston Hawkins are both more likely candidates to start.
How’d he get here?: Had interest from most of the Ivy League programs, as well as Sacred Heart, but instead chose a Syracuse education along with a walk-on opportunity.
What’d recruiting sites say?: No rankings
Twitter feed: @MARIO_ESCOBARJR
Post of wonder: Mario had this great return in the Wake Forest game
Interesting nugget o’interest: In addition to having a brother, Joshua, who also walked-on the SU football team, Mario was part of the St. Anthony’s league championship team in 2018.
Let’s get a look at ya: Ankles and Tackles were both broken here