A-S Previews: Irish and the Chesapeake Bowl

The high school all-star circuit kicks into gear this week, and there are more than two dozen Notre Dame commits and targets involved in four games. IrishEyes.com makes it easy for Irish fans by breaking down the Notre Dame prospects in each game, and it begins with a look at the Chesapeake Bowl.

Recruiting is quiet since the dead period is here, but it doesn't mean all is quiet in recruiting. A lot of information will start coming out in the coming days because of all-star games are approaching.

It begins with the Dec. 30 Chesapeake Bowl in Maryland, with players reporting Tuesday. In the coming days, athletes will begin reporting for the Jan. 3 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl (Phoenix), the Jan. 5 Under Armour All-American Game (St. Petersburg) and the Jan. 7 U.S. Army All-American Bowl (San Antonio).

Scout.com will be out in force to cover the practices leading up to the games, and IrishEyes.com is giving a primer of what to look for since the Irish have prospects and commits in each of the games.

Chesapeake Bowl

Notre Dame commits
Ronald Darby, CB, 5-11, 175, Potomac High (Oxon Hill, Md.)

Ronald Darby
IrishEyes.com's take: He is committed to Notre Dame but is set to visit Clemson next month. Darby already made visits to Auburn and Maryland, which is no longer in the running. Darby continues to say he is committed to Notre Dame, and showed up to watch a recent all-star practice wearing a Notre Dame sweatshirt.
Furthermore, while Darby continues to look at other options to make sure choosing the Irish was his best move, people close to him continue to support Notre Dame as the choice.
(He is also playing in the Under Armour game).
Final word: He winds up Irish.

C.J. Prosise, S, 6-2, 192, Woodberry Forest (Va.) School

C.J. Prosise
IrishEyes.com's take: He is committed to Notre Dame and there is no doubt he will remain that way. He made an early decision and stuck with it following a summer visit, and he loved official visit.
Prosise can play cornerback, safety and receiver, but will enter Notre Dame as a safety. He is also a return speciailist.
Final word: All Irish.

Notre Dame prospects
Sunny Odogwu, OT, 6-8, 280, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)

Sunny Odogwu
IrishEyes.com's take: Odogwu was added to the game at the last moment, and is an incredibly intriguing prospect. He just finished his first season of football and has written offers from Miami and West Virginia. He is also hearing plenty from Notre Dame, and plans on making an official visit to South Bend, Ind., next month
Odogwu is a project, but with his athleticism and size, could be one worth taking on. Originally from Nigeria, academics are huge in his life. If the Irish offer, the combination of academics and athletics could be too much to pass up.
Final word: If the Irish offer, it gets him

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