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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Film Don't Lie | Khari Gee

December 18, 2020
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Notre Dame’s staff had one more surprise up their sleeve when they landed Khari Gee‍, a safety they had offered back in the spring.

Gee is a long athlete who has position versatility. He could end up at a couple of different spots in the Notre Dame defense, but has the potential to be very good at both.

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 185

Projected Position: Safety or Rover

ISD Grade: 91 (4-star)

National Average Grade: 89.3 (3-star)

What he does best:

The first thing that jumps out about Gee’s game is speed. He can get downhill in a hurry and make plays on the perimeter. He arrives with violence to the football from deep.

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As a junior, he was used quite a bit as an extra defender in the box and that’s one reason why I could see him thriving as a Rover. He’s a strong blitzer who times it up well coming off the edge.

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With any safety I want to see a strong, wrap tackler. Cut tackling isn’t going to work on every back and that won’t be an issue with Gee. He wraps and finishes.

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He played more corner as a senior. He mirrors really well in man coverage and he’s someone who can do some of the things that a Kyle Hamilton can do in man coverage with his length and twitch.

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I think he’ll be someone Notre Dame can match up with against tight ends frequently.

What he needs to improve:

He’s skinny and needs to improve his block destruction. He can slip blocks pretty well, but has to get better at consistently defeating them.

I like his athleticism and as someone who could play the deep half, but his recognition isn’t great right now. He’s better in man to man situations. If he can improve there, it would change how I view his future at Notre Dame.

What’s his ceiling?

I was a fan of Gee when Notre Dame made the offer so I was definitely intrigued when I heard they were getting involved with his recruitment again. Twitchy and long are two great traits for any position, but especially as a defensive back.

He’s a physical player and there’s a lot of his film that translates to Rover long term. He’s the kind of hybrid athlete any program would want in a nickel backer. Whether he plays deep or closer to the line of scrimmage, he has the potential to develop into an impact defender who can make plays in multiple ways.

 
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