The Notre Dame football team may have depth issues at wide receiver right now, but all of that is changing in a big way thanks to recruiting.
Looking at the roster for the 2022 Notre Dame football team, it is easy to see that there are some areas where the depth is going to be lacking. The Irish have seen two running backs go down to injury this offseason, and at wide receiver, they just do not have the necessary amount of bodies at the position group.
The 2022 recruiting class was supposed to be loaded at the position, though the Irish only ended up getting Tobias Merriweather to commit to the program. While Merriweather is an outstanding talent and should be an excellent player for this Notre Dame football program, they needed more of an influx of young players at the position group.
They may be short-handed in 2022, but all of that is going to change in a big way starting next season.
Notre Dame football stacking wide receiver talent
Starting with the 2023 recruiting class, Marcus Freeman and his staff have already gotten a commitment from Braylon James, a top-100 recruit in ESPN’s top 300. James is a playmaking wideout from the State of Texas, and according to 247Sports.com, he is a top-20 player at his position group for this recruiting cycle.
On Wednesday night, Freeman and his staff got a 2024 commitment from Cam Williams, the No. 2 player in the state of Illinois, a player who racked up 11 touchdowns last season. Williams could be a top-100 talent in the near future, and the Irish still have plenty of other wideouts on their radar.
CJ Stroud is one of the best quarterbacks in the country, so in Week 1 against Ohio State, the Notre Dame football team will be tested in the secondary.
When you consider the young talent at the position within the program already, including Merriweather, Lorenzo Styles Jr., Jayden Thomas, and Deion Colzie, all entering only their first or second years in the program, the sky is the limit for how good this group could be. Now, Freeman needs to add a few more via the recruiting cycle, and they should be good to go at the position for the foreseeable future.