IE Quick Take: Hunter Bivin

Notre Dame's addition of offensive tackle Hunter Bivin gave the Irish another four-star lineman with a huge upside. Irisheyes.com recruiting analyst Dave Berk gives his initial take on one of five new members of the Irish class from this past week.

If Notre Dame fans were excited about the verbal pledge of Illinois offensive lineman Colin McGovern they should be extremely excited about adding Owensboro (KY) Apollo High School offensive lineman Hunter Bivin.

Bivin, listed at 6-foot-7, 290-pounds gives the Irish four of the top offensive line prospects in the country.

WHAT TO LIKE

When you put on film of Bivin in action it is easy to see why many considered him one of the top tackle prospects in the country. Bivin is a natural knee bender and shows solid foot quickness and lower body agility that allows for him to drop backwards while maintaining balance and proper positioning warding off defenders.

WHAT MAY CONCERN YOU

The biggest area of concern facing Bivin in the future will be how quickly he adjusts to the level of competition he'll face at Notre Dame. This is not uncommon for many high school players though I fully expect he'll quickly adjust.

BOTTOM LINE

Bivin does a great job moving his feet and is a solid pass blocker using his quick feet and lateral movement. He'll need to continue working on his hand quickness and hand pop. While he's got the physical size to be a dominate run blocker he at times gets too high. Nevertheless, Bivin has the physical tools you look for and should be expected to battle for time at left tackle during his Irish career.


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