Oct 13, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish safety Matthias Farley (41) returns an interception against the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Making the Switch

Last year, Matthias Farley switched from Wide Receiver to Safety. Not only did he match the switch, he played in 13 games for the Fighting Irish.

This spring, C.J. Prosise will try to do the same thing. Prosise is doing just the exact opposite. Moving from Safety to Receiver.

Prosise impressed coaches during the preparation for the BCS National Title Game with his excellent ball skills. It was at this moment that Brian Kelly decided Prosise could make the switch to Receiver.

After the transfers of Davonte Neal and Justin Ferguson, the importance of Prosise is much greater. It appears that Prosise will be the back up at the slot receiver position.

In his Senior year in high school, Prosise caught 13 passes for 299 yards with 3 touchdowns. Additionally, he returned four kicks for touchdowns. His ball skills and athleticism are clear. However, will he pick up the more refined skills needed to play the position? Can he block and run pass routes? Currently, he is behind Daniel Smith in the two deep. He needs to be ready because he could be the next man in.

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