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The Irish have a record six early enrollees reporting to campus this weekend:
LB Alex Anzalone
OL Steve Elmer
TE Mike Heuerman
WR James Onwualu
WR Corey Robinson
QB Malik Zaire
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I think Zaire will benefit from EE. Still expect him to redshirt but going threw spring never hurts a QB.
Most excited about Anzalone, and Elmer coming in and getting with longo and the coaches. Get college ready to be in the 2 deep if needed, or at least depth. AA I think plays quite a bit. Elmer we will see, either way that's a fine looking group coming in.
This isn't a math test, passion has a funny of trumping logic.
I still believe that when ND started excepting early enrollees it helped the program move forward. Nice to see 6 take advantage of it this year.
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ND's OL did very well during the all-star games this year. Nice to see Elmer getting an early jump. It makes me hopeful that the addition of this class can put ND on the path toward having a Bama-type of OL in the near future.
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I can see AA and Onwualu getting time next year, I think Onwualu has less potential as some of our other recruits but he's the definition of a 'football player' and he's extremely versatile. He should pick up the playbook quickly and be a contributer from day 1.
It will be interesting to see how the QB situation plays out this spring with 5 guys fighting for snaps.
I could see Keil jumping Rees as next man in if Golsen gets dinged up -
Hendrix is Premed I dont see him going anywhere
This is a good problem to have. Lots of talent and experience at the QB position
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Someone has to be the leader of the Red Army on the sidelines lol. Hendrix or Rees?
Plus he's from the same school as Floyd.
AA is being brought in with the hope of playing early, because time will be up for grabs.
Zaire and Heuerman will be able to RS, which is a good thing for them.
There will probably need to be 2 OL in this class that will have to be ready for the 2-deep, so it's a good thing Elmer is in early.
Onwualu is probably a ST player his first year and Robinson can likely RS, although his frame will set him apart from others on the depth chart.
its r turn to reload. look out ncaa and the big bad sec cause here come the irish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not convinced of that.
In my opinion, Tommy stays and becomes a graduate assistant. Brian Kelly's offensive scheme is the only one he's known at the college level. He's a coach's son and will probably do the same after his years as a student are over at ND. One thing's for sure, he has undoubtedly endeared himself with Coach Kelly and his staff, Jack Swarbrick and his teammates. Tommy handled this year with unimpeachable maturity and grace. I think he gets hired at Notre Dame and becomes a part of the permanent coaching staff after he graduates.
And Andrew Hendrix will get his medical degree from Notre Dame if it kills him. Maybe he transfers after his senior year (a la Dayne Crist) if there is an opportunity to prove his ability at another school. But I think Andrew goes on to become Dr. Hendrix , M.D. and lives a very fulfilling and successful life in the medical field.
Took the words right out of my mouth, this situation is different.
Totally agree. Outstanding post BleedsB&G! I've felt the same about Rees. He's got 'coach' written all over him. He'll be a good soldier for BK, help out the younger QB's, & whether it's @N.D. or somewhere else, grad asst. asst. coach, etc...
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I agree about both. Have to say Rees's selflessness has really grown on me too.
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Only one problem. Hendrix won't graduate from Medical School atND because ND does not have a Med . School.
I should have been more specific. He'll earn his Pre-Med from ND and have to go to Medical School to earn is M.D.
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