Notre Dame football: One frosh safety is making big strides

  • Adon Shuler is setting himself apart for the Notre Dame football team.
  • His coaches say his study habits are a big reason why.

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As the Notre Dame football team rolls into spring practice, there are players who are looking better than the coaches could have hoped and some who are struggling. There is that third category of player. The ones that are too hurt to practice at the moment. We won’t talk about that group except to say that even when he’s hurt, Benjamin Morrison is able to have an effect on the younger Irish players.

In the instance of Adon Shuler, Notre Dame football coaches are noticing that the redshirt freshman safety is making some serious leaps forward so far. And according to Matt Freeman, position coach Marty Biagi seems to know exactly why Shuler is doing it.

After practice earlier this week, Biagi spoke about the way that Shuler is showing out and mentioned that Shuler “has been following Xavier Watts and Benjamin Morrison in their study habits.” Those study habits have allowed a kid who could be leaned on a lot in 2024 to look as though he’ll be able to handle an increased workload.

Notre Dame football coaches impressed with Adon Shuler’s study habits

This is far from the first time that the coaches have mentioned Shuler’s name. Just as spring practices started, the young safety got a lot of mention as someone who was going to get a chance to show what he could do.

There was a question as to which of the Fighting Irish’s young talented defensive backs would be able to step forward. A couple weeks into the spring session, it looks like Adon Shuler is the one taking the bull by the horns.

He’s also not the only young player standing out. That is good news for Marcus Freeman’s unit, who is going to need contributors on every side of the ball. 

There’s an added bonus to Shuler showing out so far. It’s a bit of a redemption tour for the young safety, who missed a great deal of spring last year with an injury.