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Coach | Notre Dame Offer A Big Deal For 2025 ATH Dorian Brew

January 16, 2023

Before Dorian Brew‍ left for his visit to Notre Dame this past weekend, his head coach at Northmont (Ohio) High School spoke with his 2025 star athlete about the possibility of landing an offer from the Irish.

“What a great opportunity it would be if he was fortunate enough to get that and decided to go there, to learn from those guys like Coach (Mike) Mickens and Coach (Marcus) Freeman and really the whole staff,” Broering recalled.

“It’s a great staff over there.”

Indeed, Brew left South Bend with such an opportunity as the Irish extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-2, 175-pound sophomore.

Some schools have recruited Brew as a receiver, but Notre Dame views him more as a corner right now.

Of course, like most high school kids, Brew likes scoring touchdowns.

“We are going to get him the ball, for sure,” Broering said. “He’s just too good not to. If he wants to pursue that, he can do that as well because he’s that special.

“But, the first time I ever laid eyes on him, I just saw Sauce Gardner. That’s just what I saw. It was the same year he was in his last year at UC. We were all hyped up about him around here. That’s what Dorian reminds me of, but he can play receiver too. He would be our best running back, our best corner, our best receiver, our best safety, our best outside linebacker. He’s that kind of kid.”

Broering understands why the Irish see him as an elite defensive prospect.

“I think he has an unlimited upside as far as becoming not just a scholarship defensive back, but the potential to be an NFL corner,” his coach said. “He’s just scratching the surface of his skillset. His physicality, his dimensions, his length, his speed. He has top-end speed.”

Both of Brew’s parents were elite track stars; his mother at Ohio State and his father at LSU.

“He’s been blessed with some great genetics, but he also works very hard at it,” Broering says. “Honestly, the sky’s the limit for Dorian. Whatever he wants to achieve as far as playing football at the highest level, he can do it.

“He has tremendous ball skills. He can jump. He just stands there and jumps up and dunks it like you’re just reaching up. His athleticism is just amazing.”

Broering has coached high school football for 30 years and coached guys who won Mr. Football and Offensive Player of the Year.

“He’s like those kids,” Broering said. “When people say, ‘Who does Dorian remind you of?’ I say Dee Miller, Brandon Saine, those types of kids.”

Brew already had offers from schools like Pitt, Michigan State and Kentucky among others.

Now that he’s added Notre Dame to the list, it’s an option Broering will advise him to take seriously, especially with Mickens and Freeman in South Bend.

“I’ve known those guys since they were in high school and I’m so proud of them,” Broering said of the two. “They’ve done such a great job with their careers. I coached against them when they were kids and then I got to coach Mike when he was in an all-star game. Just great people.

“Notre Dame is obviously a top five institution in the country, so for Dorian to get that offer, it means a lot us to at Northmont and especially to Dorian and his family and myself. We know how special that place is and what a great job Marcus and Mike and all of those guys do.

“I think Notre Dame’s got a great shot and I know he had a great time there. He was super excited about going.”

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