A Scout.com four-star safety prospect out of New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco Prep, Shumate fits the mold Kelly looks for as a versatile, multiple-position prospect.
WHAT TO LIKE
With great physical size at 6-foot-1, 205-pounds, Shumate has great speed and comes from a tested high level program. In high school Shumate has played outside linebacker, strong safety and running back.
WHAT MAY CONCERN YOU
Where will Shumate play once he gets to Notre Dame? This may be a question not answered until camp opens as Shumate could get a serious look at running back. However, right now we'd have to project him as a safety.
The Irish get a top level prospect out of New Jersey who can play multiple positions in college. If Shumate stays on defense, Irish fans will love his willingness and ability to hit like a linebacker while still being able to get hip turn as a safety.