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Get To Know Your Orange Man - #15 Chauncey Scissum

This Rush-Henrietta product is a member of a talented, young defensive backfield for Syracuse.

Name: Chauncey Scissum

Position: Cornerback

Year: Freshman

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 199

Hometown: West Henrietta, NY

High School: Rush-Henrietta

2012 Stats: 23 total tackles, and 679 passing yards on 58-of-75 passing with nine touchdowns for R-H.

2013 Projections: Given Syracuse's great depth at corner, Chauncey is a prime redshirt candidate. I really like his potential going forward, and it's always nice to have bigger corners to match-up with the physical receivers of the ACC.

How'd He Get Here?: Scissum was all set to go to ODU, but when Scott Shafer got the head coaching job, Scissum received an offer shortly thereafter.

What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Three stars from Scout, 247, and ESPN, and two from Rivals.

Money Quote: On the other Syracuse defensive backs:

"They all fly around to the ball," Scissum said. "They’re all headhunters. They’re trying to get the ball back and give it to the offense in a good situation."

Links of Wonder: Football wasn't Scissum's only sport at Rush-Henrietta. He was also a track and lacrosse star.

Tweets of Wonder: If the grind never stop, does one grind through the shine, that one looks to achieve when one grinds? Is there a flowchart somewhere?

What Does Shafer Think:

"I think this kid is probably the biggest dark horse in the class. He’s highly motivated from the academic side. He can probably play a number of positions. He’s still growing. We’ll start him out at corner, he can play safety, he can play nickel linebacker. We’ve had him in our camps and I can’t wait to see him in uniform."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: I wasn't blowing smoke when I said track star. Scissum finished 19th nationally in the triple jump and was on the 48th ranked 4x200m relay team at the New Balance Nationals in the Spring.

Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya:

Chauncey Scissum Senior Highlights (via scissum2013)

Chauncey and Christian Cinnamon challenge (via scissum2013)