Notre Dame football had one of the nation’s best recruiting class. But who’s the Irish’s best incoming freshman?
Looking at Notre Dame’s upcoming season 2017 recruiting class, it ‘s hard to predict which player will have the biggest impact this coming season. The Fighting Irish have a significant number of four-star players, but we’ll take tight end Brock Wright as the one who will have the biggest impact.
Wright is an early enrollee from Cy-Fair High School in Cypress, Texas. He is a 6’5”, 240 lb .four star recruit and is rated the top tight end in the country by Rivals’.
Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network states that “Wright projects as a future star for the Irish with the potential of developing into a first or second round NFL pick.” Wright’s offer list read’s like a who’s who in college football. Wright chose Notre Dame over Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Texas, Tennessee, Miami, and others.
Wright was involved in a high school offense that ran the ball and passed it half the time. He still had good numbers his last two years. As a junior, he had 28 catches for 365 yards and four touchdowns. His senior season he caught 30 passes for 492 yards and four touchdowns. He is known for creating space from defensive backs and linebackers when he runs his routes. He is considered a excellent blocker and has great athleticism.
This coming season the Fighting Irish will have a number of good tight ends coming back. They are Durham Smythe, Alize Jones, Nic Weishar and Tyler Luatua. In spite of this, Wright’s skills will allow him a lot of playing time. Also, the Fighting Irish use a lot of two tight end alignment which will also help Wright.
Brock Wright will continue Notre Dame’s reputation as ”Tight End U”. Looking at Notre Dame’s 4-8 record last season, we must remind ourselves that there is always darkness before the dawn. Hopefully, Wright and other commits in the 2017 recruiting class will help lead Notre Dame to a new and glorious football era.