Notre Dame football: Audric Estime looks ready for Year 2

Nov 20, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Audric Estime (24) attempts to jump overt Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Myles Sims (16) in the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Audric Estime (24) attempts to jump overt Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Myles Sims (16) in the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Notre Dame football team is loaded at the running back position this season, and Audric Estime should play a big role in their success.

The Notre Dame football program brought in two running backs in the 2021 recruiting class, adding both Logan Diggs and Audric Estime. For Diggs, his first season at the college level was a special one, as he was showcased within the offense at times, and had a few highlight-reel moments.

For Estime, it was a year of transition, one that did not see him get on the field much, but that did not stop him from putting in the work day after day. As we inch closer to the summer months, Estime is more than ready to put his stamp on the roster, and it appears that he could be very hard to bring down this Fall.

In fact, for proof, here is what Estime tweeted out this weekend:

As you can see, he looks like a freight train, and when the Notre Dame football team gets into the red zone, who is going to stop him? The best player in the State of New Jersey coming out of Saint Joseph (NJ) Regional High School, Estime has done nothing but put in the work since stepping on campus, and should be viewed as a breakout candidate this summer.

Sure, the Notre Dame football team has a lot of talent at running back, but Estime is a special player with a special skill set and will be a big part of everything they do on that side of the ball this Fall.

Notre Dame football talented enough to run the table

The truth is, based on the talent on both sides of the ball, Notre Dame football has a chance to run the table during the regular season. Of course, they have to get past Ohio State in Week 1, a team many believe will go to the College Football Playoff this season, but after that, the schedule gets easy until the Clemson matchup.

New head coach Marcus Freeman is building something special in South Bend, and the incoming recruiting class for 2023 is considered the No. 1 group right now. In 2022, Notre Dame football can continue the successes of the past in terms of the number of wins during the regular season, and hopefully, erase the narrative that they cannot win the big games down the stretch.