Notre Dame Football: Top 5 Impact Freshman

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Dec 30, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver C.J. Prosise (20) runs for a touchdown as Louisiana State Tigers safety Jamal Adams (33) pursues in the third quarter at LP Field. Notre Dame won 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Impact Freshman #3 – RB Josh Adams

Many fans and experts expected fellow Freshman Running Back Dexter Williams to beat out Josh Adams for the 3rd spot on the depth chart. Williams has big play ability that does not require several touches to make an impact. Also, Adams was less than two years removed from a severe ACL injury. But, Adams emerged as the 3rd Running Back behind Tarean Folston and C.J. Prosise.

Adams hails from Warrington, Pennsylvania where he played for Central Bucks South High School. He only received six offers because of his ACL injury.

However, Adams appears to be the same player he was prior to injury. During his Junior year, Adams average 8.19 yards per carry. Following his ACL injury, he averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Clearly, Adams is the same player despite his injury.

The Freshman Running Back from Warrington, Pennsylvania should receive carries each game. However, the 3rd Running Back in Notre Dame’s Offense has carried the ball 55 times for the year. So, over a 12 game season, Adams will only receive about 4 or 5 carries per game. If Notre Dame were to lose Tarean Folston or C.J. Prosise, his carries could increase to 8 or 9 carries per contest.

Regardless of amount, expect to see Adams on September 5th against Texas.

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