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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Film Don't Lie | Sedrick Irvin Jr.

September 22, 2021
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Notre Dame may still add another back to the 2022 class to go with JD Price‍, but they aren’t waiting to add more in the future. They dipped into Florida to land another blue-chip running back prospect in the 2023 class when Sedrick Irvin Jr.‍ publicly committed to Notre Dame this morning.

Much like Price, Irvin has big play potential and he’ll make the Irish offense more explosive the minute he arrives as a freshman.

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 180

Projected Position: Running back

ISD Grade: 90 (4-star)

National Average Grade: 91.0 (4-star)

What he does best:

He’s a slippery runner who is difficult to tackle. He does a good job getting skinny when he has like on this run where he ducks under a defender on the perimeter.

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His lateral agility really is exceptional. He can stop and start and pick up speed quickly. He’s going to make a lot of defenders miss in the hole.

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Irvin can be a weapon in the screen game. Get him in space and his acceleration takes over.

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Despite not being the biggest runner, he has some grit to him. He is trying to finish runs and doesn’t want to go down easy. And he’s not someone who shies away from contact. He can lower the boom.

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What he needs to improve:

There are some times he knows he can get the corner so he bounces it when he doesn’t have to. Sometimes the easier path is inside and he can be more consistent in recognizing that.

His size is a bit of a question mark for me. He does look bigger as a junior, but I’m unsure if he is ever going to be big enough to hold up to run inside often. I think he shows the vision and feet to be great there. Holding up to the pounding he’ll take is another aspect of it that is important so his physical development is going to be something to monitor.

What’s his ceiling?

His size might determine whether or not he can carry a heavy workload in Notre Dame’s offense, but the same could have been said about Kyren Williams and obviously he has shown he is more than capable.

I believe he has the potential to be an all-purpose weapon who can provide explosive plays as a runner and receiver. Getting bigger and stronger is going to determine how good he can be after contact, but his ability to make defenders miss is what makes him a great prospect that can thrive in Notre Dame’s offense.

Who he could be:

Former Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary

 
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