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Will the young corner Work Out for the Orange defense this fall
Name: Adrian Cole
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 171 pounds
Hometown: Plantation, Fla.
High School: Plantation High School
2019 stats: Played in two games during his redshirt season but didn’t record any statistics.
2020 projections: The spring depth chart had Cole as a second-string cornerback behind Ifeatu Melifonwu so he’s likely to see the field more this season.
How’d he get here?: Cole chose to head up nothing despite in-state offers from South Florida, Florida Atlantic and FIU. He also had offers from Pitt and Buffalo.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three-star recruit across the board.
Money Quote: Cole talked to the SunSentinel when he committed and he was excited about the future of the Orange program.
“Watching the Clemson-Alabama game, we feel like we could really do some great things next year and the years to come. With coach Dino [Babers] signing that extension, it’s going to have recruits wanting to come to Syracuse even more, and we’re going to do some great things.”
Twitter feed: No account for Adrian.
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Dino wants his team to play fast so he’s going with “Days of Thunder”. Tom Cruise plays NASCAR driver Cole Trickle. Cole’s a young rookie who is aggressive and often reckless. Dino’s going to push his young corner to take the same approach.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Cole comes from the same high school program as former Orange tight end Ravian Pierce.
Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s Adrian’s signing day video