2018 Notre Dame Football Recruit Profile: DJ Brown

News-Sentinel.com sports contributor Tom Davis has been essay on a Fighting Irish for scarcely dual decades and is holding a daily demeanour during any recruit.

PLAYER

DJ Brown

DETAILS

Notre Dame has paid a cost for lacking abyss and talent in a defensive secondary, yet that shouldn’t be an emanate relocating brazen and a further of Brown helps in that regard.

The Saint John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.) product endured a nomadic recruiting routine that concerned some-more and some-more offers streaming in as a time wound down to indeed sign.

The one-time Virginia dedicate brings athleticism and cover ability to a field, as maestro Fighting Irish manager Brian Kelly referred to Brown as a “true corner.”

Brown came from a same propagandize as sophomore defensive finish Kofi Wardlow, that is regarded as a clever educational propagandize that prepares a students good for a subsequent level. Kelly emphasized a significance of that when deliberating Brown on National Signing Day recently.

SKILLS

Brown has a speed and lively to contest during Notre Dame, yet what held a eyes of a Notre Dame coaches some-more than anything was Brown’s size.

At 6-foot-1, Brown can be a nice-sized cornerback, yet potentially has a coherence to play mixed delegate positions. That coherence is useful with a Irish.

He should get a demeanour early for time on special teams, as well.

RANKINGS

Brown fared good in a new Under Armour All-America Camp in Florida, that fueled his swell of grant offers late.

He was rated as a nation’s 49th best cornerback by 247Sports and participated in a Under Armour All-America Game in San Antonio.

USA Today comparison him as a actor on a All-USA District of Columbia Football Team.

COMPETING WITH

In 2018, a Notre Dame delegate is installed with knowledge and talent.

All 4 starters lapse for Notre Dame in corners Julian Love and Troy Pride Jr., as good as safeties Nick Coleman and Jalen Elliott.

Also, all 4 pot come behind in 2018 in corners Nick Watkins and Shaun Crawford, as good as safeties Isaiah Robertson and Devin Studstill.

In addition, a Irish sealed 5 cornerbacks (though Joe Wilkins Jr. and Tariq Bracy could be changed to offense) in this class.

Kelly pronounced final month that Navy send Alohi Gilman will be approaching to start during reserve subsequent September, while D.J. Morgan will contest during reserve and Jordan Genmark-Heath during corner.

The Irish delegate is simply installed for a subsequent few seasons.

BRIAN KELLY SAYS

“I consider if we were to lift some phrases, if we will” Kelly pronounced when asked of Brown on a new National Signing Day, “amongst a series of these position groups, there’s some flexibility. We’ve already talked about Houston Griffin, right, he can play corner, he can play nickel, and he can play safety. DJ has got a skills to play dilemma right now, yet he’s (6-1 and 190 pounds), so we know that he’s got length. We know he’s got a ability to be a bigger, stronger player, as well.

“We favourite his football IQ. We favourite a approach he played football and so that was, initial and foremost, and afterwards his length. Those are things that we consider we can’t learn (being 6-1) and we wanted some distance during that position. He brings it to us.”

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