Clarence Lewis Gives Notre Dame 1st DB Commit for 2020

Author: UHND (2691 Posts - Joined: Dec 28, 2012)

Posted at 11:54 pm on Jun 10, 2019

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Re: Clarence Lewis Gives Notre Dame 1st DB Commit for 2020

Author: Irishize (75 Posts - Joined: Dec 1, 2018)

Posted at 12:46 pm on Jun 11, 2019

Plan B for 3 star DBs has begun. He is " raw ", runs a " blazing " 4.59 40, and broke the hearts of Rutgers, Duke, Kentucky, and Vandy by going to ND. Todd Lyght can really recruit the gems. We have 3-4 more DBs to go. The suspense is too much!

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Agree that DB recruiting is a mess this year, but this kid is a good prospect.

Author: ND_in_DRO (1860 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2016)

Posted at 10:58 am on Jun 15, 2019

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That's why we have strength and conditioning

Author: ndunabomber (2465 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:28 am on Jun 13, 2019

Brian Kelly's been pretty good at identifying diamonds in the rough.

Some of these "slow" guys the likes of Julian Love and Will Fuller simply needed strength and conditioning in order to realize their potential. Some of these guys are still growing, after all.

Also, you can't discount the possibility that their S&C coaches in high school were all but non-existent, or perhaps they weren't taught the right way. Once you get to the college ranks, strength and conditioning becomes much more serious.

To put it this way, Will Fuller became quite a burner even under the suspect teachings of Paul Longo. Julian Love shaved a quarter of a second off his high school 40 yard dash time by the time he left as a junior, with only two years of S&C under Coach Balis. I do believe that with another year of solid S&C, he could have hit that coveted 4.40 mark.

It's pretty much a given that Clarence Lewis can become a better athlete under the teachings of Matt Balis. He's going to be a longer term project, but he reminds me of a 2 star WR we recruited in 2002 who turned out to be a solid, 2 year starting cornerback for ND (Mike Richardson).


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And he has length, which is what the team needs when facing Clemson and USC.

Author: Cole (8240 Posts - Joined: Oct 15, 2012)

Posted at 9:31 am on Jun 13, 2019

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It's true, no HS player with a 4.5 40 and low offers turned out fast and good wait what's this?

Author: Rocket91 (5135 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:14 pm on Jun 12, 2019
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Fuller didn't even get offers from UCONN, Maryland or Virginia?

Author: IrishChristopher (136 Posts - Joined: Sep 4, 2016)

Posted at 7:07 pm on Jun 13, 2019

That's rich.

Especially Virginia based on he did to them in 2015.


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Here is a good comp: Julian Love

Author: Napoleon (2775 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 6:16 pm on Jun 12, 2019

5-11, 175. 4.7 40. And check the offer list in the link.

Link: http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/197959/julian-love

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I trust Kelly completely when it comes to recruiting. He has earned it. Kid is a catch.

Author: BaronVonZemo (24054 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 9:12 am on Jun 12, 2019

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He's a 3 star at WR....will most likely be reevaluated as a DB. Has good size and length and is a

Author: ucandoit (2503 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:26 pm on Jun 11, 2019

welcomed addition to the ND Family.

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Please post elsewhere if you're going to criticize a high school kid who hasn't even enrolled yet

Author: Frankie V (6760 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:13 pm on Jun 11, 2019

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Try not to be a complete douche - you're really dogging 18 year old kids? Classy.

Author: JohnnyIrish (56 Posts - Joined: Jul 19, 2015)

Posted at 7:32 pm on Jun 11, 2019

Not to mention he committed to ND, so he is on our team. Moron.

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Seriously?

Author: Napoleon (2775 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 2:37 pm on Jun 11, 2019

From all reports this kid may well rise in the recruiting rankings. Once considered a WR, he is on a lot of team's radar as a CB now. He had one of the highest scores for DBs at Nike Camp. And, might I remind, Kyle Hamiliton was a 3* when he verballed to ND. Julian Love was a 3*. I think it is absurd for ND fans to write off a recruit in June. I also note that ND has been on a recruiting roll recently, so maybe some benefit of the doubt is in order. For ND and for Lyght -- he did bring in two 4* CBs in the most recent class. In any event, just calling a ND recruit "craptastic" should get your post deleted, at the very least.

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