IE Take: Justin Ferguson

Justin Ferguson has added his name to the list of committed players for Notre Dame in the Class of 2012. Irish Eyes offers its take on the newest member of the team's class.

In Brian Kelly's offense wide receivers play key roles in the success or failure of the overall game plan. Justin Ferguson will be looked upon to provide the Irish a go-to receiver in the very near future.

What To Like

A long frame gives Justin Ferguson an advantage on the field against smaller defensive backs. At 6-foot-2, 200-pounds, Ferguson has the physical size to win one-on-one battles while also being able to go over the middle and take a hit.

With a reported 40 time of 4.50, many feel the future is bright as he continues to work on his game and learn more about being a wide receiver.

What May Concern You

While Ferguson reports a solid forty times, those who have seen him in person feel speed is the area of work needed the most. Some feel he is a raw talent who with proper coaching can be an elite receiver at the college level. The word "Raw" is often used when describing Ferguson.

Bottom Line

Big, physical and with above average speed will give Paul Longo a great start when Ferguson arrives on campus. On film the Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan High School standout is physical and is not afraid to fight for yards. He does a great job of using his body and does a great job of catching the ball over his shoulder.

Another area in the Irish offense Ferguson could excel is the short passing game as he shows the ability to have success with Jailbreak screens and over the middle screens.

While ranked a 3-star receiver by, Ferguson has a solid skill set and will need to improve on his blocking and coming off the line.

There might be higher ranked receivers ahead of Ferguson on the Irish recruiting board, however, his combination of size and speed makes his a perfect fit in the Irish offense. Top Stories