2 Notre Dame commits make ESPN's 'super team' draft of 2023 recruits
Notre Dame has two players mentioned in ESPN’s “super team” draft of the best 2023 recruits in the country.
The exercise is meant to highlight some of the top players at each position in the class of 2023. For Notre Dame, 5-star safety Peyton Bowen and 4-star offensive lineman Charles Jagusah made the cut.
Bowen was picked No. 21 overall by ESPN’s Craig Haubert. Here’s part of Haubert’s analysis:
“I saw Bowen in action, and he’s really impressive. Speed kills, and he’s one of the fastest players in the country, be it in a 40-yard dash at camps or with max speed. He can play safety, he can play corner, he can be the return guy — just check the SC Top 10.”
Haubert’s counterpart in this exercise, Tom Luginbill, picked Jagusah at No. 26 overall. He said he was enticed by Jagusah’s versatility:
“When any of Craig’s tackles get injured, he’ll have to move a guard out to tackle. All of my linemen are tackles except for center. It’s going to be a versatile group. We’ll be able to plug and play, move inside to outside, move outside to inside.”
Notre Dame also has multiple decommitments from the cycle on this list. Keon Keeley went No. 2 overall. Running back Dylan Edwards, who is headed to Colorado, was picked at No. 41.
A total of 44 players were selected in this draft.
The Early Signing Period for the class of 2023 begins on Dec. 21.