IE Breakdown: C.J. Prosise

We breakdown Notre Dame pledge C.J. Prosise of Woodberry Forest (VA) High School.


HT – WT – SPEED : At 6-foot-2, 192-pounds C.J. Prosise combines great physical size with great speed. A long strider, Prosise can cover a lot of ground in a hurry.

QUICKNESS – AGILITY – BALANCE : On film you see a player who is a standout on both sides of the ball and on special teams as a return man. On offense Prosise shows great balance and agility getting through traffic and then has the ability to burst away for big plays. On defense the ability to run with a receiver and keep his balance while using his long arms to make a play is huge.

BODY FLEXIBILITY : Natural bender with the ability to adjust his body to make plays on the field.

STRENGTH : There will be some work done with Paul Longo in this area. However, we see a player capable of adding some bulk without losing the talents that make him special. Very good lower body recoil.

PRODUCTION : There was not lack of production in all phases of the game for the Virginia native. Able to make big plays in all phases of the game inside a scheme and on his own.


Let the fighting begin on the Notre Dame staff as to who will get to work with Prosise first. Expected to be a safety, Prosise will turn some heads of the Irish offensive staff and should be looked upon to be part of the return squad on special teams.

Shows great instincts as a defender with the ability to come out of his backpedal by planting and driving for the ball in the air. Great closing speed with the ability to cover a lot of ground will help him in the Irish 3-4 system. Not afraid to come up in run support and finish.


Prosise is a player who has been overshadowed by bigger recruits the past two seasons. Nevertheless, when given the chance he excelled on the field showing the ability to make plays. While not the media darling of future teammates Tee Shepard or Deontay Greenberry, Prosise is talented and has a chance to be a special player for the Irish in the coming years. Top Stories