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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Film Don't Lie | CJ Carr

June 9, 2022

I think every Notre Dame fan has been waiting for the big June 10th official visit weekend and what would happen after it.

CJ Carr‍ decided to get all of them excited before it when he announced his commitment to the Irish.

A huge recruiting win and a massive jump start to the 2024 class wasn’t entirely expected so soon, but the Notre Dame staff has to be plenty appreciative it happened. Carr is an excellent prospect with the potential to be a great one in blue and gold.

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 189

Projected Position: Quarterback

ISD Grade: 95 (4-star)

National Average Grade: 94.3 (4-star)

What he does best:

Something that stood out when watching him throw in person and when watching his film was how quickly he is able to reset to make throws. There’s polish to his game in general with his footwork and delivery, but adjusting fast to get rid of the ball is an outstanding trait to have.

He’s a natural thrower who can look almost effortless at times. Throwing this slot fade and dropping it into the bucket is not easy, but he makes it look that way.

Carr is athletic enough to be utilized in the run game even if he isn’t in the dual-threat category. Maybe the best part about his game is his feel for the rush and ability to escape it. That’s a critical skill and he is great at avoiding the rush and then throwing on the move.

I mean, come on with this escape.

When it comes down to it, though, quarterbacks need to be able to make the routine throws and be accurate to allow yards after catch, which is what happens on this play here.

And they have to be able to throw into work through progressions quickly and deliver the ball into tight windows. Check and check with this impressive throw.

What he needs to improve:

It’s going to be about the finer details of the game with him because he is already so naturally gifted and his fundamentals are so strong. If he can work to master as much as he can pre-snap, which he’s already shown an aptitude for, he’s going to be more than fine because his physical gifts are very good.

What’s his ceiling?

It’s pretty simple: he has the potential to be one of the best quarterbacks in college football. I’d expect him to compete for playing time early in his career at Notre Dame.

Who he could be:

The 2021 version of former Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett

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