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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Coach | New 2022 Notre Dame RB Target Quinshon Judkins NFL-Caliber Talent

April 1, 2021

Pike Road High School head coach Patrick Browning isn’t at all surprised by all of the attention and scholarship offers that have come Quinshon Judkins‍’ way.

“He's a great kid, he comes from a great home, he's a hard worker,” Browning said of the 2022 Alabama running back.

Earlier this week, Judkins added Notre Dame to a list that also includes Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Penn State, Tennessee, Michigan and Yale among many others.

“He's coming from a program that he's helped develop the culture in, working extremely hard, practicing hard and lifting hard and being a good leader,” Browning continued. “Anywhere he goes, he's going to be able to come in and physically and mentally, he'll be able to play immediately. He's not going to miss a beat and that's a testament to our guys who have bought in and run the program the right way.

“He reminds you a lot of TJ Yeldon at Alabama when he was there. He's that style of runner. He's a good-looking kid, man. He'll definitely pass the eye test. He's a little over six foot and about 208 pounds, great vision, shifty, knows when to put a move on, knows when to stick it in there. He's really smart. He's the number two back in Alabama for a reason.”

Browning called Judkins “kind of quiet.”

“He likes to lead by example and he will speak up when he needs to,” Browning continued.

Judkins’ leadership by example is quite strong on and off the field.

“Just for an example, we haven't been able to do a whole lot this past year team-wise, like going out and doing stuff because of the COVID,” Browning explained. “He asked me, 'Hey Coach, this year, when COVID is up, can we go do some community service projects as a team?'

“I've not told anybody that. That should give you a glimpse of what kind of kid he is, which for me, if I was in any of these colleges' shoes recruiting him, that would be more important to me than anything, honestly.”

And according to his coach, everybody has the same shot at the 6-foot, 195-pounder at the moment.

“He's wide open. He's got a lot of other good fits and I think whoever does the best job recruiting him is going to land an NFL-caliber talent potentially back.”

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