Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE gets massive love from analyst

Mitchell Evans is expected to make a big impact for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the tight end could be among the best in the country.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a very long history of producing big time tight ends. There’s a reason they’re often referred to as Tight End U. With Mitchell Evans on board and expected to be healthy for the 2024 season, that tradition is going to continue.

Lindy’s Sports certainly believes that Evans is poised to have a very big 2024 season. The magazine named the budding superstar tight end to its preseason All-America squad, placing him on the second team. The mag also ranked him as the No. 2 returning tight end in the country in its preseason College Football National 2024 Preview magazine.

Evans was a breakout player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2024, despite an injury that cut his campaign short. He finished the season with 29 catches for 422 yards and one touchdown. A knee injury caused him to miss the final four games of the season but he’s expected to be back and totally healthy after missing spring practice.

 When Evans went down he ranked in top five nationally among tight ends. Evans was on pace to rack up 44 catches for 633 yards before the injury.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end among the best in the business

One of the big steps that Mitchell Evans took in 2023, was show that he could put the offense on his shoulder when he needed to.

Primarily a rotation player in his first two seasons, the Golden Domer established himself as an impact pass catcher before his season ended prematurely. Things started a bit slow for Evans, who had just five catches in the first four games, but he had his breakout in the loss to Ohio State. It wasn't just his 7 catches for 75 yards, it was also his impressive ability to get open against one of the best defenses in the country that impressed onlookers.

Should Mitchell Evans put together the kind of season Lindy’s expects of him, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be big beneficiaries.