Mike Singer of On3 has placed a couple of new predictions for the Notre Dame football program, one on each side of the football. Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa is one of the top linebackers in the nation and received a prediction to the Irish from Singer. He also placed a prediction for the team to land Caleb Brewer, an IOL from Reading, Pennsylvania.
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Viliamu-Asa hails from St. John Bosco in California and is a difference-maker on the defensive side of the football. Quite a few other programs are vying for his services, though, as Kyngstonn has offers and solid connections with USC, Oregon, Alabama, LSU, and Ohio State. According to On3, he’s the 91st-ranked player in the nation. Similarly, 247Sports has him as the composite 80th player in the class of 2024.
Caleb Brewer isn’t currently as highly touted as Viliamu-Asa, but I expect him to rise in the rankings quite a bit as things progress. He’s a massive 6’6” and 290 pounds, with plenty of length and size to be a tackle in college football, but time will tell where he ends up. Regardless, landing Brewer could be a great recruiting win given the uncertainty at OL coach.
Wildly enough, Brewer received a prediction from Singer even without the Notre Dame football program currently having an offensive line coach. Clearly, the head coach and staff generally mean quite a bit to Brewer, but building a solid connection with the new OL coach will be imperative to earning his commitment.
Notre Dame hasn’t changed much regarding coaching on the defensive side of the football besides the linebackers coach. James Laurinaitis left for Ohio State, and Max Bullough from Alabama, who formerly coached with Freeman at Cincinnati, joined the staff. Simply put, to join Freeman’s team, you have to be able to recruit. I’m sure Bullough can do so with the best of them.
Seeing how these two recruitments play out as the year progresses will be interesting. However, student-athletes earning predictions is undoubtedly a good sign. The Irish could use some good news given the roller coaster the last couple of weeks.