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Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers standout Jaylon Smith recaps his unofficial visit to Notre Dame on Saturday, and talks about when he'll be back on the Irish campus.
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I see this guy as perhaps our best chance of getting a 5 star early in 2013 class. He seems like a very good kid and getting a top prospect from our own back yard is a big deal.
I think Smith could be a starter in year one and that is rare for LBs.
To me he is a player that fills exactly what the Dog backer position is all about. 6'3" going to weigh 235+ in a year or so. But his coverage ability would keep all four backer spots on the field. He truly is a stud athlete. He can stay on the field and drop into the hook zone and flats to cover slots or backs leaving the backfield. But he will also have the size to remain very strong at the point and shutdown the run.
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Some really great comments from this young man. Cosidering that Manti and Tyler should project as high draft picks in next years NFL Draft, I think this would be a real positive since Jaylon Smith can see up close and personal that ND is producing top NFL talent. Really positive start on his recruitment.
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Jaylon made this visit with his parents "...and the academic presentation hit home with all three..." and Jaylon said "...They thought it was a wonderful fit for me..." - this impression is huge and if he commits to ND this will be a major reason why he does. Just got to like ND's position with Jaylon and his folks. GO IRISH!!
This post was edited by irish13 on 3/5/2012 at 11:29 PM
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