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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Film Don't Lie | Billy Schrauth

December 9, 2021
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It took much longer than anyone originally anticipated, but the Irish finally got their man from Wisconsin. 

Billy Schrauth‍ joins Joey Tanona‍, Ashton Craig‍‍, Aamil Wagner‍ and Ty Chan‍ as the fifth offensive line commit in the cycle. He’s a very good athlete at his size and is only scratching the surface of the player he can become.

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 285

Projected Position: Guard or tackle

ISD Grade: 92 (4-star)

National Average Grade: 92.3 (4-star)

What he does best:

A two-way lineman who moves really well for his size, he can get out to the second level with ease. Once he arrives at a linebacker, he’s a finisher who does a great job sustaining his block.

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He’s a violent football player. He has a natural pop on contact that isn’t something that can really be taught. He hits through people like on this pull where he absolutely destroys this poor soul.

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He doesn’t play 6’5” in a good way. His leverage is very good and he fires out of his stance with strong leg drive.

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Though he projects to play guard, he has tackle traits and certainly has the quickness to play inside or out. He is so quick to reach this defensive tackle on this play and even when the tackle is shooting inside, he can recover and finish.

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This kind of twitch from an offensive lineman is unique and it really shows with him as a defensive lineman.

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What he needs to improve:

The level of competition he is facing isn’t very good so he can get away with not always getting a fit or taking the right steps. Overall he is a bit raw with his technique in pass protection, but that is also exciting. He has not even tapped into the player he is going to because he’s simply a big, strong athlete who can already do almost anything he wants on the field.

What’s his ceiling?

Schrauth looks like he has the frame to easily carry 310 pounds or more. He’s going to be a big man and checks all of the boxes as an athlete to be a future NFL player on the offensive line.

Notre Dame has had some very good guards in recent years, but not many as quick and agile as him. Though he still has a long way to go with his technical development, the potential is there for him to be an outstanding starting guard for the Irish.

This is a big-time pickup for the Irish.

Who he could be: 

Former Stanford guard David DeCastro

 
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