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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Signed | Four-Star RB Audric Estime

December 18, 2020
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RB Audric Estime 


Ranking
ISD: 90 – 4-Star
Composite: 90.8 – 4-Star

Vitals
6-1, 215
St. Joseph (Montvale, New Jersey)

Senior Stats
1,857 yards, 22 TDs on 185 carries

Recruiter
Lance Taylor

Recruitment Rundown
The Irish didn’t offer until two days before National Signing Day, but that was just because they needed to do their due diligence down the stretch. Estime committed to Michigan State in September, but when Notre Dame showed interested during his monster season this fall, it was clear he was willing to wait and see what materialized even if that meant not signing during the early period. With Monday’s offer, there was no need to wait longer than a couple days.

St. Joseph Head Coach Dan Marangi
“He never goes down with just the first guy hitting him. It always takes multiple people to bring him down. He’s got great balance, so he’s able to either run you over or make a move to get by you. He tends to stay on his feet even in some tight situations. He’s hurdled guys. You just don’t see that out of backs who are 6-1, 210, 215. This year, it’s been obvious that he’s been separating from people, which a lot of coaches love.”

ISD Expert Jamie Uyeyama
Estime will feast on arm tackles and he shows the potential to be dynamite gaining yards after contact. It's more than just power and leg drive. He has the patience and vision to thrive as an inside runner. I love the fit in Notre Dame's offense.

He is a throwback player and Notre Dame is an old-school offense when it comes to personnel. There are some questions about his versatility, but he could still develop into a bell cow for the Irish with his physicality. I know some fans will think of Robert Hughes when watching him, but I'd dip back further and compare him to Ray Zellars if he was playing in today's college football.

Senior Highlights

 
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