Prospect Evaluation: Notre Dame Commitment Ian Book


Notre Dame’s Ian Book Committed To Notre Dame On August 4th

The 6’0’’ 175 pound Quarterback out of El Dorado Hill, California is touted as a 3 star recruit. He committed to the University of Notre Dame on August 4, 2015. This Senior Quarterback has the skills and the “it” factor to be a solid  Quarterback. 

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On tape, he looks much bigger than his listed height and weight. Book could possibly be a late bloomer and still grow prior to his Freshmen year. Overall, his mechanics are solid but he needs to work on his deep ball. Book gets the ball out quick with good velocity on the ball. He can throw through tight windows and puts the ball in a place where the receiver can make a play on it.

Book looks like a great athlete on film but Notre Dame may need to change their offense to cater to him if he ends up starting. Will he start at Notre Dame? He faces an uphill battle. If he redshirts during his Freshman year, his 5th-year Senior season will be in 2020. Depending on who stays, he will only have one or two years.

He will need to get his weight and strength up significantly. But, as stated above, Book will have a long time until he is competing for a starting spot.  

Although he checks in at about 6’0″, Book’s height is not a significant issue. In the spread offense, height is less important because the Quarterback is typically in the shotgun. His height and strength are bigger issues.

Book can be a solid college quarterback with the tools he possesses. Fans have discounted him because they believe he is like former Notre Dame Quarterback Tommy Rees. Notre Dame is the only major college that offered Book (Boise State, Idaho, UNLV, Washington State). An offer list means nothing. Notre Dame is always looking for those mechanically sound, smart, good character guys that will fit in well at the University. Book is that player.