The Notre Dame football program is having quite a summer, this time adding a four-star safety to their 2023 class from New Jersey.
Notre Dame football continues to roll early on with the 2023 recruiting class, this time with safety Adon Shuler from New Jersey choosing the Irish. Shuler took a campus visit this past month and clearly that couldn’t have gone any better.
The relationships with the staff was huge here, seeing how early he made his choice, and I think that’s what really separated Notre Dame from the rest of the pack. Shuler narrowed his list down to Notre Dame, Penn State, and Maryland before making his decision, and ultimately landed with the Irish.
It’s early, but obviously, he didn’t want to wait, and he knew enough that in the end, he wanted to play in Blue and Gold. Snagging a guy out of New Jersey with those other two programs in his final three is another big-time win for the defensive coaching staff and can’t go unnoticed.
At the moment of his commitment, Shuler had 12 offers from the likes of Florida, Penn State, Boston College, and many others.
What will Adon Shuler bring to the Notre Dame football program?
The 6-foot, 190-pound safety is going to bring flexibility and athleticism in the secondary. Shuler plays both ways for his high school, as he is a receiver on offense. He has quick feet and drives really well to the ball, while also possessing solid change of direction, and isn’t afraid to make plays on the backend.
What I like to see from his film is he’s a willing tackler and isn’t afraid to come up and make a big hit. He has good awareness and reads the field really well, which is good to see for a young player. He will learn to play a little looser once he grows into his frame but he seems to have all the tools you look for in a safety on the backend.
Defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman really loved what he saw and wanted him early on so obviously this kid has something special to his game that impressed. It’s a solid pickup for the growing momentum in the secondary.
With Adon Shuler making his commitment public the 2023 class now has three commitments, with all three being on the defensive side of the ball. Shuler is the first to join that’s in the secondary, and there’s no doubt they will build around him to this already extremely impressive class.
The Notre Dame Football team has a special player in Kyle Hamilton, and one media outlet feels he is the second-best player in the 2022 NFL Draft class.
At the moment, the Irish have a stronghold on a top-5 class in 2023 but there’s a lot more to come. What Marcus Freeman is doing is undeniable for Notre Dame recruiting and let’s hope that doesn’t stop anytime soon.