Notre Dame football added another major recruit to their 2019 recruiting class on Sunday night. This one should add some speed to the offense.
A 2019 athlete from Illinois, Kendall Abdur-Rahman, has committed to Notre Dame. Rahman picked the Irish Sunday night after having taken multiple visits to South Bend, with the most recent being for the Michigan game for the season opener. He was on campus with some of his family and that visit most likely sealed the deal for him to finally pull the trigger.
At the moment Rahman holds 8 offers from a list that is laden with Big Ten teams, from the likes of Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue and more. Even though he’s completely solid to his Irish commitment, I do expect other schools to continue to offer him because of his position flexibility and how athletic he is, which is a good thing. You always want other elite programs interested in your commits.
What will Abdur-Rahman bring to South Bend?
The 6’1, 190 pound athlete is a prototypical athlete that you most definitely want on your team. The Irish seem to want him as a wide receiver, probably because of his ability to make plays when he gets the ball in his hands. I could actually see him transition well to running back too at the college level for the Irish. At the moment though, he’s actually his high school’s starting quarterback, so he can do it all. When he has the ball in his hands he is extremely electric. He’s a slippery player and he’s very difficult to bring down. Once he figures out the ins and outs of the wide receiver position and focuses on his technique, he should be very fun to watch.
Like I mentioned, though, I could actually see a similar position switch just like current Irish running back Jarfar Armstrong who came in as a four-star rated wide receiver. Either way, he will most definitely bring speed to the offense.
With the Rahman addition, the Irish now have 18 commitments in the 2019 class with there likely only being 2 or 3 spots remaining. He joins Cam Hart as the second wide receiver commit in the class, which is the number the staff wanted for the position. Look for the Irish to be very selective with those few spots left so they make sure they snag the biggest needs and talent for the roster.