Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman Barrett Jones (75) prepares to snap the ball at the line of scrimmage against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Impact Freshman #10: Defensive End Issac Rochell

All 23 players in Notre Dame’s Freshman class have enrolled in classes and are currently on campus. The countdown begins for the 2013 Notre Dame football season. Notre Dame will need impact performances from several Freshman this year to have a successful season this year. Last year, KeiVarae Russell and Sheldon Day made huge contributions for the Fighting Irish.

Who has the best opportunity to make that type of impact this year? Slap the Sign will countdown 10 of these players.

Issac Rochell

6’5″ 260 lbs

Strongside Defensive End

McDonough, Georgia

Issac Rochell probably would not have made it on this list if Eddie Vanderdoes was still enrolling at Notre Dame. However, with the transfer of Vanderdoes, the timetable for Rochell just got bumped up. Notre Dame obviously has a starting line of Tuitt, Nix and Day. The second rotation is less certain. If the season began today, the second unit would consist of Utupo, Schwenke and Springmann. Utupo has not played a significant amount for the Fighting Irish. Rochell could fit in well at his spot. He does not need to give the Fighting Irish a lot. He just needs to give them about 20 snaps per game.

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