Notre Dame Football Recruiting

New Notre Dame Offers | More Rover Targets

May 22, 2020
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Notre Dame is still searching for a Rover in the 2021 class and they have sent out two new offers this week to players who could potentially fit at that spot. One is a similar prospect to Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, something that should excite Notre Dame fans. The other is someone I could see playing safety, but has skill set to play Rover as well.

After sending out several offers to elite prospects in the 2022 class in recent weeks, Notre Dame sent out two new offers to players who could end up being elite, but aren’t quite there yet. It’s smart to get in now on both despite neither being as polished as some other recent offers.

2021

 

Rover Prince Kollie‍ (Tennessee)

Kollie is a definite Rover. He’s a twitchy athlete who explodes off the edge and a downhill player who attacks the iso. He’s a receiver on offense and is yet another example of a guy who is underrated because some services (Rivals) hasn’t seemed to account for changes in schemes across college football.

He’s a pure space backer who thrives making plays in the open field. While he may not be the same level of athlete as JOK, he’s not far off in my opinion. He shows toughness, ball skills, and very good ability to change directions.

Grade: 91 (4-star)

Rover/safety Kaleb Edwards‍ (Georgia)

Edwards looks a bit smaller than his listed size, so I’m not sure if they see him as Rover, though there is potential there. He can lay the wood and has good recognition and ball skills in coverage. Most importantly, this is a kid with good speed that does a tremendous job as an extra defender in the box.

With more teams playing three safeties, like Notre Dame did last season on 3rd downs, I could see this being about adding someone who could play safety as well.

Grade: 89 (3-star)

2022

DT Kaleb Artis‍ (New York)

I love the potential I see from Artis. He has good twitch and a great frame. He’s going to be a big boy and likely a 3-tech.

He needs a lot of work with his hands and overall technique with a habit of popping up high out of his stance. There is no doubt the tools are elite, though. He doesn’t know how to use his length to his advantage yet, but the fight he shows is impressive. He’s a high-motor individual. He has no idea what he’s doing, but the ceiling is sky high in my opinion.

Grade: 89 (3-star)

DB Bobby Taylor‍ (Texas)

When it’s Bobby Taylor’s kid, you want to see everything you saw from his father. While I see some flashes of him being physical in press and being able to open up and run, his film doesn’t show an elite prospect yet.

He can stick his foot in the ground and explode to the ball. He’s a good athlete with good athletic traits and like his Dad, he is a big body at corner. The pedigree is the biggest reason why he’s a coveted prospect, but I can see why Notre Dame waited a little longer to make this offer when comparing him to the other corners they’re after so far in 2022.

Grade: 89 (3-star)

 
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