It is another recruiting frenzy for the Notre Dame football team, as they continue to stack talent for their 2023 recruiting class.
Notre Dame football continues to roll, adding 2023 safety out of Ohio in Ben Minich. The Irish game at him late in the process, offering him on July 20th. The staff knew that if they offered they would be hard to beat and Minich made them fully aware of that.
Everything Notre Dame has to offer, especially the academic side of it, is everything Minich wanted, and the second the Irish did offer, they shot up to the top. He quickly got together a visit plan and got to campus not even a week later to make sure ng was what he expected.
It clearly was because not a week later after that he officially pulled the trigger and committed to the staff and Notre Dame. He’s been an Irish fan for a very long time and a big reason for that is because his cousin is Irish great Kyle Rudolph, one of the best tigThat through Notre Dame. Obviously, that made his decision that much easier, I’d say at least.
At the moment Minich holds 24 offers from the likes of Stanford, Duke, Oklahoma and many others.
What will Minich bring to Notre Dame football?
The 5’11 185-pound safety will bring lots of athleticism to the secondary. He is a multi-sport guy who plays basketball and runs track. As for his ability on the football field he has really good quickness and lots of flexibility.
He breaks on the ball well and isn’t afraid to make a play on the ball either when it’s up for grabs. His ball skills are above average, seeing he also is used as a wide receiver for his high school team but will start on the defense for the Irish staff.
The staff loves his ability and his smarts along the backside of the defense and it seems like someone that could turn into a Drue Tranquill type of player which I think everyone would love.
With Minich making his commitment public, the Irish 2023 class now holds 22 pledges with 10 on offense and now 12 on the defensive side. Minich will be joining Adon Shuler, Micah Bell, Christian Gray, and Peyton Bowen in the secondary room.
The magic number seems to be five for that group of safeties and corners and if they keep that group together it seems like these will be the guys for this class. If it ends up being the five mentioned that would be an excellent haul and some that could absolutely come right in and play right away.
The Notre Dame football team has elite talent on both sides of the ball, but will they be good enough on defense to be a top-10 unit?
Still seems like some drama will be coming up until signing day so hold on Irish fans, but just know this group will be one of the best the staff has put together in quite a while in the secondary. I know the staff will fight to keep them all together and signed in December, there is zero doubt about that.