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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #13, LB Mekhi Mason

The last linebacker from Miami worked out pretty well...


It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming Syracuse 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: Mekhi Mason

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 221 lbs.

Class: Sophomore

Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL

High School: Monsignor Pace

2022 stats: Appeared in seven games, primarily with the special teams unit.

2023 projections: The linebacker corps. had some depth concerns in the spring, which led to Mason getting some extra reps in. While he’s probably still outside the two-deep at the moment, a big fall camp or early injury elsewhere could push him into service. Regardless, Mekhi should play a few defensive snaps during the non-conference schedule.

How’d he get here?: Mason had many high-profile offers including Florida State, Mississippi State, LSU, and Pitt. Eventually, he chose SU over other finalists Georgia Tech and Indiana.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars across the board

Twitter: @khi_lyfe

Instagram: @mekhimason13

Post of wonder: Black & Yellow White

Interesting nugget o’interest: Mikel Jones credited the “home feeling” Mason and other Miami-area SU players created as a big reason why he returned to the Orange last season.

Let’s get a look at ya: Signing Day Breakdown