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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #48, LB Jack Oberhofer

Coach Babers taps into the Midwest.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

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: Jack Oberhofer

Position: Linebacker

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 215 lbs

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

High School/Previous College: Glenbard West

2022 stats: Flexed between linebacker and running back during his days in high school, where he earned two spots on the all-conference team and the academic all-state team.

2023 projections: Oberhofer enters this season as a walk-on who does boast a decent blend of power and speed, but he’ll obviously need some time to develop at the linebacker spot with refining his on-the-field skills. Oberhofer might get some reps early against teams like Colgate and Western Michigan, but fall into a scout reserve option the rest of the way.

How’d he get here?: Oberhofer joined Syracuse as a player walk-on, but did receive an offer from Western Illinois.

What’d recruiting sites say?: No ranking on any of the major sites.

Money quote: When in doubt, team always come first for Oberhofer:

Twitter feed: @JackOberhofer

Instagram feed: @jackoberhofer

Instagram/Twitter posts of wonder: Always an added bonus to bring someone in who can play on both sides of the ball and make an impact:

Interesting nugget o’interest: Oberhofer becomes the first Orange from Glenbard West since Wes Hoeh in 2021.

Let’s get a look at ya: To the high school tape courtesy of Hudl: