2020 Notre Dame Football Preview

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Blue & Gold Illustrated: 2020 Notre Dame Football Preview

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DEFENSIVE BACKS BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED 2020 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ✦ 109 IMG Academy go 12-0 and earn a No. 4 national ranking during his senior campaign. • Tabbed as an Under Armour All-American and was a finalist for the Watkins Award, which hon- ors the nation's top African-American scholar- athletes. • Made 40 tackles as a junior at Archer High School and was named honorable mention Class 6A all- state and All-Gwinnett County. • His father, Richard, played defensive end at the University of Iowa from 1984-88. • Listed as a four-star talent, and the No. 3 safety and No. 45 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class by ESPN. Year G-GS TT TFL Sacks Int. PBU 2017 14-0 13 1.0 1.0 0 2 2018 13-7 31 1.0 0.0 1 5 2019 4-0 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 Totals 31-7 47 2.0 1.0 1 7 ISAIAH RUTHERFORD • CB So. • Sacramento, Calif. Ht.: 6-0½ • Wt.: 189 • Did not see game action as a freshman in 2019. • Excelled on offense and defense during his career at Jesuit High School, finishing with 50 tackles and three interceptions on defense, while adding 3,000-plus yards and 45 touchdowns on offense. • Named to the 2018 Sacramento Bee All-Metro first-team defense and the 2018 National Football Foundation All-Sac Joaquin first team. • Participated in the 2019 Polynesian Bowl and Nike Football's The Opening Finals. • Tabbed by Rivals as a four-star talent, the No. 17 player in California, and the No. 12 cornerback and No. 110 overall player nationally. KJ WALLACE • CB Fr. • Atlanta Ht.: 5-10 • Wt.: 185 • Played in four games in 2019 and recorded one tackle. • Played on both sides of the ball at The Lovett School, and fin- ished his senior season with 30- plus tackles, two interceptions and 1.5 sacks while adding 922 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense. • Excelled on defense in his junior season, notch- ing 63 tackles, intercepting a pass and breaking up 11 others. • Named a Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAA All-State first-team defensive back. • Awarded Nike Football's The Opening Nashville Region's MVP at defensive back. • Regarded by ESPN as a four-star talent, the No. 28 prospect in Georgia, and the No. 19 cornerback and No. 218 overall player in the country. NEWCOMERS RAMON HENDERSON • CB Bakersfield, Calif. Ht.: 6-1 · Wt.: 182 • Caught 29 passes for 581 yards and seven touch- downs as a senior. On defense, he totaled 12 stops, one tackle for loss and nine passes broken up. • As a junior, he hauled in 32 passes for 580 yards and nine scores, had a kick return touchdown, and compiled 34 tackles, four passes broken up, one interception and one fumble recovery that he returned for a score. • Local Fox 58 Hometown Sports 2019 Athlete of the Year. • 247Sports rated him as a four-star talent, the No. 25 prospect in California, and the No. 13 athlete and No. 280 overall player nationally. CLARENCE LEWIS • CB Fr. • Edison, N.J. Ht.: 6-0 · Wt.: 180 • Posted 39 receptions for 639 yards and four touchdowns, plus had three interceptions on defense, while helping Mater Dei High School to an appearance in the state championship game as a senior. • Reeled in 21 catches for 411 yards and six touch- downs in 2018. • Had the third-highest Nike training score of any defensive back (109.74) at The Opening New Jersey Regional in 2019. • Named to the 2019 Shore Conference Coaches' Colonial Division first-team offense. • Picked for USA Today 2019 All-New Jersey Team. • Nominated for the 2019 "Heart of a Giant" award, presented by the New York Giants. • Named to the 2018 All-Non-Public first-team of- fense in New Jersey. • Listed as a three-star recruit, the No. 19 player in New Jersey and the No. 81 cornerback in the country. CALEB OFFORD • CB Fr. • Southaven, Miss. Ht.: 6-1 · Wt.: 184 • In 2019 for Southaven High School, posted 22 tackles, four passes broken up, one interception, one fumble recovery (returned for a touchdown) and one forced fumble. • Tallied 35 tackles, four interceptions, seven passes broken up, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery (returned for a touchdown) as a junior. • Is the first recruit from Mississippi to sign with Notre Dame during Brian Kelly's tenure. • Was a member of The Commercial Appeal's inau- gural 2019 Dandy Dozen and earned a spot on the 2018 MaxPreps Preseason Mississippi All-State Football Team. • Competed in the 33rd annual Alabama-Missis- sippi Football Classic and helped his team to a 17-16 win. • Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect, the No. 12 player in Mississippi and the No. 44 corner- back in the land. Irish Leather Collection Premium Quality Westbridge Leather With Hand-Embossed ND Logo Blue & Gold Illustrated • P.O. 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