With the coaching carousel spinning quickly, recruits are trying to not get flung off. One of these recruits trying to make sense of it all is Wide Receiver prospect Braden Lenzy.
Recently, Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M. This might not seem to matter much to Lenzy. However, first-year Oregon Head Coach Willie Taggart may fill the vacancy in Tallahassee. Current Oregon commitment Braden Lenzy may need to rethink his commitment if Taggart leaves.
The Notre Dame coaching staff quickly seized on the opportunity. Earlier this year, Lenzy committed to the Fighting Irish. However, he de-committed from the Irish on Jun. 14. Following his decision to depart from the Notre Dame football recruiting class, Lenzy pledged to Oregon.
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The Tigard High School product ranks the 252nd best player in the country. According to 247Sports, he is the 10th best athlete prospect in the nation.
Lenzy possesses elite speed. The primary reason he flipped his commitment from the Irish to the Ducks was due to his desire to run track in college. If he signs with Notre Dame, his speed will be a huge addition to the class.
Several colleges extended offers to Lenzy because of his elite speed. His offer list includes Cal, Colorado, Michigan State, Oregon State, Purdue, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington State.
According to Tom Loy (247Sports), Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator Chip Long intends to make an in-home visit with Lenzy. If this goes well, the Irish might be able to sway him into flipping his commitment and eventually signing with the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame needs more players like Lenzy. He can make a huge difference like former Notre Dame Wide Receiver and current Houston Texan Will Fuller. With elite speed, he can stretch the field enough that teams cannot key on an aggressive Irish running attack.
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