It has been an incredible run for the Notre Dame football program in terms of recruiting, and they landed another big name this week.
Notre Dame football has landed 2023 linebacker out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in Jaiden Ausberry Thursday afternoon. Ausberry was last on campus for his official visit in June, among previous visit before this one and that visit is really what sealed it for him.
He’s a highly coveted linebacker acrossed the country but the relationships with the staff and commits, along with the knowledge and experience majority of the Irish defensive staff has about the linebacker position specifically was huge for him.
He has an older brother who signed with Auburn in the last recruiting class but he felt Notre Dame was the place he should be at and finally pulled the trigger. At the moment Ausberry holds 27 offers from the likes of Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, and many others.
What will Ausberry bring to the Notre Dame football team?
The 6’1 210 linebacker is going to bring tons of athleticism and quickness to the middle of the defense. He isn’t the biggest but in today’s game of football that isn’t much of a priority anymore.
It’s about being able to get side to side quickly and covering the middle of the field as well which is exactly what Ausberry does best. The icing on the cake to a smaller linebacker is if he’s got that intense physicality in him and that is zero problems for Jaiden Ausberry as well.
He brings it and isn’t afraid to light you up while running full speed right at you. The cover skills and tackling are covered for Ausberry and it’s something that he prides himself on with how he plays his game. Freeman and the entire defensive staff made him a big priority for a long time and you can see why.
They finally got their guy and I’m sure they can’t wait to see him running around in blue and gold soon enough.
With Ausberry making it official the Irish now hold 21 pledges in the 2023 class, with 11 on defense and 10 on offense. Jaiden Ausberry will be joining Preston Zinter, and Drayk Bowen in the linebacker room making this trio one of the best in the country.
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?
I’d expect the staff to stick to that number for this class but you never know who will pop up in the fall during their senior season. Until then, the Irish are holding onto the number one recruiting class in the nation with some more pieces to be added soon enough.