Notre Dame Football: What does the commitment of Logan Diggs add to the Irish?

Notre Dame landed running back Logan Diggs on Wednesday evening, making him the 14th commitment in the class of 2021.

Notre Dame has landed a commitment from 2021 running back Logan Diggs out of Louisiana. The Irish offered Diggs back in May and really have been on him since then. It’s a different year with no visits able to take place on campus but Notre Dame has pushed all the right buttons off campus to swing him back onto the good side and officially pull the trigger.

For Diggs, USC has had a ton of momentum for securing his commitment as of late, and there was always a possibility of the home team, LSU, sending an offer his way, but that never materialized.

As for the Irish, once again academics was big in his recruitment. The Irish were able to show Diggs what he could have in South Bend, not just with footbal,l but outside of football as well. That was a big tipping point and what I believe was one of the big factors in him deciding on the Irish when he did. Relationships with current commits and the opportunity he’ll have in the running back room definitely helped here.

At the moment, Diggs holds 25 offers from USC, Nebraska, Michigan State and many more.

What will Logan Diggs bring to South Bend?

The 6’0″ 195-pound running back is going to bring a complete runner to South Bend. He has great elusiveness and can really turn a defender around with his breaks and cuts. Not only does he have some elusiveness to his running style, but he also won’t be afraid to pick up the dirty yards, put his head down and bull forward for those extra yards, which you have to love.

The biggest thing most players have trouble with when jumping from high school to college is pass protection and it’s a big reason why a lot of running backs don’t play early. For Diggs, it seems like he prides himself on pass blocking when the ball isn’t in his hands and that’s really intriguing to see from a young back. He still has room to grow — seeing he won’t be able to dance his way out of the backfield like he tends to do in high school — when he gets on the field in South Bend. But he’s definitely a well put together running back this early in his career and should be a solid player in blue and gold.

With Diggs’ commitment, that makes 14 pledges for the 2021 class — seven on offense and seven on defense. I expect Diggs to be the only running back in the class and I’d look for the staff to try and add two next cycle, but Diggs is a solid catch for the Irish. Lance Taylor did a nice job of staying on him even when it seemed like he could be headed elsewhere and pulled him back in favor of the Irish, that ultimately lead to them earning his commitment.