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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Trainer | 2020 CB Collin Gamble Pairs Speed With Technique

July 18, 2019
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Collin Gamble‍ gained a lot of attention when he posted a video of himself running a 40-yard dash earlier this week, but his trainer doesn’t point to speed as the 2020 Texas cornerback’s greatest strength.

“Collin probably has the best technique out of any corner, definitely in Texas and he’s pushing for one of the top technical guys in the country,” say Christian White of Flight Skillz Performance.

“He’s very smart and has a very good feel for the game of football. He makes it look really easy.”

White is quick to give the Liberty Christian High School standout credit for training to get to this point.

“That’s all him and that hard work he’s been putting in,” said White. “That comes from just working. That kid is a worker.”

Earlier this week, Gamble added Notre Dame to a list of scholarships that already included schools like Cal, Duke, Boston College, Northwestern, Kansas, Texas Tech, Utah, UTSA and others.

Gamble and White met the summer prior to Gamble’s freshman year.

“When I first met Collin, he was actually a punter,” White laughed. “He was punting and kicking field goals at a football field. He said, ‘I think I want to try to play DB. I need to come get with you.’

“From there, he soaked up every bit of information. Any time I show him something or teach him something, he’s a really faster learner. He jumps on it as quick as possible and has turned into one of the best defensive backs in the country.”

Gamble missed a large portion of the 7-on-7 schedule this offseason recovering from a minor injury, but he made the most of his time when he got back out there.

“He just jumped right in in the first tournament and got his hands on the football like every play of that drive,” said White.

In addition to the speed – the tweet earlier in this week clocked Gamble at a 4.36 – White also said Gamble has a great deal of athleticism, which he credits to him also spending time as a basketball player.

The one thing White wants Gamble to show this season is that he can be physical. White noted that it isn’t that Gamble isn’t physical, just that he may not have had many opportunities to show that, so this year, he’s challenging Gamble to create those opportunities.

Gamble told Irish Sports Daily that he intends to take an official visit to Notre Dame this fall and White said it’s clear the offer will have a major impact on his recruitment.

 
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