Notre Dame football landed a commit from the class of 2021, Deion Clozie, who had decommitted from the Irish several months ago.
If 2020 the name of Georgia wide receiver Deion Colzie sounds familiar, it should. Colzie was once a jewel commit when he pledged to the Notre Dame football program back in October of 2019 after a huge visit with his family. Several months later in March of this year, he decommitted from the Irish and opened up his recruitment, earning a handful of new offers and exploring all options.
The Irish staff never once let up on keeping in contact and knew they would have a shot of getting him back in the class, if he wanted. Colzie maintained interest with the Irish even after backing away from his commitment and the staff took full advantage of that. The staff have loved Colzie since the day he camped at the Irish invasion and offered. They were going to do all they could to get him back in the class.
At the end of the day it worked and he pulled the trigger once again in favor of Notre Dame, with this race coming down to Tennessee, Florida, and eventually the Irish towards the end. With spots filling up and looking over depth charts and current commits, it was a no brainer Colzie would fit best in an Irish uniform.
There’s one person that helped tremendously with his recruitment because of the love for Notre Dame and that’s Deion Colzie’s mother. She understood the weight The University of Notre Dame carries, not just on the football field, but especially in the classroom and even though she wanted Colzie to make it his choice in the end, the amount of love his mom has for the Irish really did helped here in the long run. At the moment, Deion Colzie holds 19 offers from the likes of Georgia, Florida, Oregon and many more.
What will Colzie bring to South Bend, again?
If you don’t remember, the 6’4,” 195-pound wide receiver has it all. He has size, speed, physicality, you name it. He’s run a 4.56 at camps, bigger than virtually everyone in the secondary at all times, and he isn’t afraid to put his head down and make some blocks as a receiver. He has long arms that work to his advantage in both the run and passing game. Don’t forget his ability to separate off the line of scrimmage against man coverage, which is really polished for his age. The biggest thing about his game though that I see is his deep ball ability. He has really long strides and once he gets going it’s almost impossible to stop him. He tracks the ball really well in the air and I love the way he goes up and snags it. He’s a physical freak and is going to be a huge player for the Irish when he gets campus.
Notre Dame now has 18 commits in the 2020 class, with ten on the offensive side of the ball and eight on defense. The class is getting close to filling up but there a few more big players the Irish want to add to the class before it’s all said and done. This one is huge for Notre Dame and the staff. They did an outstanding job of getting Colzie back on board.