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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Sunday Night Lights | Who We'll Be Watching

June 2, 2019

Camp season is here and Notre Dame will get things rolling with Sunday Night Football. Over 200 prospects are set to take part in the camp and I’m excited to see a few kids live for the first time. 

RB Justin Johnson‍ – Edwardsville High School (Ill.)
Johnson’s feet are the first thing that stands out when you watch his film as he’s an extremely shifty player. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder almost makes too many cuts at times, but he’s a quality prospect who rushed for over 1,000 yards last fall while sharing the backfield with Notre Dame signee Kendall Abdur-Rahman. 

2021 WR Deion Colzie‍ – Athens Academy (Ga.)
The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder already holds offers from Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, so there is clearly potential for Colzie. Notre Dame has done very well with receivers with his size as of late, but those guys could run. Can Colzie run? Does he attack the football? Those are a few things I’ll be looking for from the Athens Academy standout on Sunday. 

2021 WR Deamikkio Nathan‍ -  (South Grand Prairie (Texas)
The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder is an interesting prospect as he’s not a blazer and plays much bigger than his listed weight. Now, Nathan has speed, but I’m curious to see where he stacks up against a guy like Smith. The Texas native holds offers from Bowling Green State, BYU, Central Florida, Illinois State, Kansas State, Texas Tech and William & Mary.

2021TE Jordan Dingle‍ - Bowling Green (Ky.)
Dingle is a name Notre Dame is familiar with as he’s been to campus for a visit in the past. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder holds offers from Kentucky and Western Kentucky, but also holds a relationship with Notre Dame freshman defensive lineman Jacob Lacey as both are from Bowling Green. 

2021 OL Parker Bates‍ – Apollo (Ky.)
The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder comes from the same high school as former Notre Dame offensive lineman Hunter Bivin. Kentucky has offered, but how well does he move around? Notre Dame is looking for athletic guys who has athleticism and if Bates can show that, then he will be on the radar. 

2021 LB James Wilborn Jr. ‍ – Avon Old Farms (Conn.)
Is the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder a linebacker or defensive end or a combo of both? Michigan likes what they’ve seen as they are his only offer to this point. Wilborn is a player who doesn’t lack effort on the field, but I’m not sure he’s 230 pounds.

2021 LB Zephaniah Maea‍ – Liberty (Nev.)
Maea’s natural instincts at linebacker pop out on film. He’s a patient player and knows how to get to the football. He’s not the biggest or fastest inside backer, but he finds a way to make plays. Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV, Utah and Utah State have offered. 

2021 LB Kenenna Odeluga ‍ -  Mount Carmel (Ill.)
The 6-foot, 200-pounder plays linebacker and running back right now, but I’d imagine linebacker would be in his future at the next level. He’s a little undersized right now, but there would be a lot to work with if you’re Clark Lea. Northern Illinois has extended an offer. 

2021 CB Kamren Blanton‍‍  – Long Beach Poly (Calif.) 
The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder plays the ball well, but needs to clean up some technique stuff before he hits the next wave of offers. Blanton is definitely an intriguing prospect and I’ll be curious how much weight he’s put on since the fall. Arizona State and Utah State have offered.

2021 S Hunter Wohler‍ – Muskego (Wis.)
The film screams Big Ten safety for the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder. Wohler is a hard-hitting safety, who racked up 155 tackles and five interceptions as a sophomore. He’s also explosive coming downhill. On film, he shows good coverage skills, but I want to see him stacked up against some better athletes than he faced last fall. Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State and Wisconsin have offered. 

2022 S Bobby Taylor‍ – Heights High School (Texas) 
The son of Notre Dame great Bobby Taylor will be in camp and hopes to make a splash. Taylor didn’t play varsity last fall, but looked like a man amongst boys on film. There isn’t a rush to offer him this weekend, but seeing him compete and move with older players could leave a lasting impression. 

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