Notre Dame's lone 5-star recruit on the offensive side of scrimmage joins a talented, deep position group.
Ben Koyack (TE – 6'5/230):
Enters a crowded house at tight end but also at a position that yielded nearly 60 receptions and five touchdowns last fall…One-year apprenticeship (much like those served by Tyler Eifert
and Alex Welch
before him) should be expected though Koyack has a defining skill set – the ability to pluck the football – that could get him on the field ahead of schedule…Serves as the third piece of a potentially dominant tight end trio for 2012…One of four five-star recruits signed by the Irish according to Scout.com and the only such player on the offensive side of scrimmage.
Kelly recruiting profile: Skill
Returning tight ends: Tyler Eifert, Jake Golic, Mike Ragone, Alex Welch
Baumhower on Koyack: He was dropped in the rankings as the year moved on. After his performance at the Under Armor All-American game, he was bumped back up to the No. 1 tight end in the country. Kyle Rudolph was the last No. 1 ranked tight end that Notre Dame signed.
Berk on Koyack: Koyack is the top ranked player at his position in an Irish class filled with stars. With Kyle Rudolph leaving early, Koyack will find a chance to take his game to South Bend and compete early for time on the field.
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