After receiving huge commitments from Notre Dame football legacy Bryce Young and stud wide receiver Isiah Canion, the Irish kept it rolling with Kennedy Urlacher. His father is famous former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and Kennedy, a safety, is looking to play close to where his dad did in the NFL.
The 6’1” 180-pound safety from Chandler, Arizona, is looking to follow in the footsteps of some excellent Irish safeties hoping to be the next to make it to the NFL. Sure, it’s a long way off, but the Irish have some of the best safeties in the league, holding it down at the highest level.
Notre Dame football came out on top from a final six of TCU, Miami, Penn State, Kansas State, and Illinois, and are thrilled to land Urlacher’s commitment. While rated as the 68th-best safety in the class, I’d wager he jumps quite a bit in the rankings throughout his senior season. Ivy League schools such as Penn and Dartmouth also offered Kennedy, showing he cares about more than just football at the next level.
With Notre Dame losing a couple of big-time recruits last cycle at the safety position, securing Kennedy’s commitment is a big win for the Irish. Of course, they’ll still have their sights set on a couple of other safeties in the class, but they believe Kennedy is a guy that can make an impact for them down the road.
Tomorrow, Top247 receiver Micah Gilbert will announce where he will continue his education and football journey at the collegiate level. Again, I expect the Irish to be the decision here, as top insiders have been predicting the Irish for quite some time. If they can land Gilbert, a wide receiver trio of Williams, Canion, and Gilbert will be dangerous moving forward.
Regardless of what happens tomorrow, getting Urlacher is a massive win for the Irish and one that should pay dividends in the coming years. Congrats to Kennedy and his family on the decision, and I can’t wait to see him play in South Bend.