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New Notre Dame Offer Notes | 2022

May 13, 2020
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Notre Dame sent out 11 offers in the 2022 cycle last week and one thing is becoming clear: the 2022 class is loaded with great defensive backs.

There’s going to be plenty of them represented in the first 2022 ISD Fab 50 and if Mike Mickens and Terry Joseph can gain some traction with the top guys, they can bring in a special group.

Notre Dame offered a couple of intriguing athletes and added couple of tight end names to their board as well. Things are really starting to get rolling in 2022 with 50 offers now out in the cycle.

S Devin Moore‍ (Florida)

Moore is someone who might not be highly ranked now, but his film says he should be. He’s long with good range. He shows plus instincts and has a ton of production when it comes to finding the football. He’s a very fluid athlete and his route recognition shines through with his change of direction skills.

While he’s not a vicious hitter, he’s a solid tackler. He cuts a bit too much in my opinion, but overall he shows good potential playing the perimeter.

Grade: 92 (4-star)

CB Domani Jackson‍ (California)

He’s yet another elite cornerback in this cycle. He has great make up speed and shows good awareness in coverage. He can close on the football in an instant and has the skill set to play in any scheme, but his ability to mirror in man coverage stands out. He can flip his hips and go.

He flashes good block destruction playing screens and does a nice job of finishing through the hands of receivers. He needs to be a lot sharper in press with his hands and feet, but If he gets right technically, he’s going to be awesome at the next level.

Grade: 94 (4-star)

CB Laterrance Welch‍ (Louisiana)

Welch is another prospect who needs plenty of technical refinement with his game, but the raw tools are outstanding. He’s long and physical and does a great job tracking the long ball.

He can develop into a terrific man coverage corner. The way he drops his hips and changes directions for a taller player is impressive. Welch has some edge as a tackler as well. I really like his game.

Grade: 93 (4-star)

DB Bryce Anderson‍ (Texas)

Anderson is an LSU commit and a multi-position star for his high school team. He’s an explosive athlete that is athletic enough to play center field as a free safety while flashing man coverage skills out wide. He’s a very good open field tackler with strong ball skills.

Even though he’s committed, he’s one of those prospects that is too good to not throw your hat in the ring for.

Grade: 93 (4-star)

TE Benjamin Gosnell‍ (North Carolina)

Gosnell is a good athlete with a frame to get really big. A multi-position player on offense and defense, he’s very good after the catch and reminds me a lot of former Virginia Tech tight end Dalton Keene. I love the way he fights for extra yardage.

The competition level is not very high, but he sticks out as a big skill athlete. I could see him rise up in a big way once he grows into his body. Right now he’s more of an H, but has the frame of an in-line Y.

Grade: 91 (4-star)

TE Jack Nickel‍ (Georgia)

Nickel is interesting because there are pieces of him on film with his size and the way he moves that make you think that he can be a prototype. He has the size to be an in-line Y, but has H-back/move tight end athleticism.

He’s got a little bit of shake after the catch and adjusts well to the football. Nickel has some extra as a blocker too. He blocks well in space and shows natural hands.

Grade: 90 (4-star)

WR Caleb Burton‍ (Texas)

Burton is a stud. He’s a smooth and efficient athlete with some suddenness that helps him separate deep. He flashes some filthy footwork, can win on the fade, and go over the top of defenders.

He’s a strong route runner that sinks his hips and transitions well. Burton is a slippery player after the catch and has the traits to be an number one receiver.

Grade: 94 (4-star)

WR Kevin Coleman‍ (Missouri)

Coleman has some big man wide receiver skills in a small body. He can win 50/50 while demonstrating great concentration and finish. He has the traits to be a great route runner and flashes there, although it’s inconsistent.

Regardless of that, he’s dynamic after the catch and has the speed to break open a game. A lot of his game reminds me of Lorenzo Styles Jr. He has very good lateral agility and gets to full speed in a hurry. Though he’s a receiver prospect, he could legitimately play defensive back in college as well.

Grade: 94 (4-star)

DE Aiden Gobaira‍ (Virginia)

Gobaira has an awesome get off and can turn the corner as a pass rusher. He lacks shock in his hands and needs to develop punch, but is a good athlete that runs well

. He’s a long, high effort player who shows flashes of using his length, but he’s not strong at point of attack right now. He’s a much better chase player than when the run comes at him. He’d be a Vyper in Notre Dame’s scheme.

Grade: 90 (4-star)

ATH Eli King‍ (Minnesota)

King is also a basketball prospect and you can see the big hops and twitch on the basketball court. The body control is evident as well.

He’s such a smooth athlete. He has plus after catch ability, can make a defender miss, and has sneaky suddenness with good ball skills. There’s some Jeff Samardzija vibes with the way he moves and coordination.

The level of competition he faces is bad, but he’s clearly the best athlete on the field. He’s the kind of kid that maybe gets overlooked because of that. I like the flashes I saw from him as a route runner. He sets up corners and runs the fade well.

Grade: 91 (4-star)

ATH Malaki Starks‍ (Georgia)

Starks is a do-it-all player with outstanding speed and cutting ability. Is he a back or receiver? I’m not sure, but he needs to have the ball in his hands. That means the return game too.

He shows great compete level when competing for the football and he's a magnet to it as a defensive back. Starks has a very high ceiling.

Grade: 92 (4-star)

 
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