14 in 14: C.J. Prosise

IrishEyes.com continues its "14 in 14" series, which profiles each of the freshman enrolling this month at Notre Dame. It is running for 14 successive days, and the latest player on the list is Woodberry Forest (Va.) School safety C.J. Prosise.

After spending four years at Woodberry Forest (Va.) School, C.J. Prosise will have no transition moving away from home. He hasn't lived there since he was in eighth grade.

And Prosise also believes playing in Woodberry Forest's 3-4 defense will ease his adjustment to playing in college since Notre Dame plays a 3-4 defense.

"I think I'm going to have an easy transition going in because I've been out of the house for four years," Prosise said. "I think being in a boarding school will help me a lot more than people who have never been away from home.

"I've been in a 3-4 defense in high school, so that should help me out. I already the schemes and some of the fronts, so I think it will be kind of easy."

Prosise added seven pounds since signing day and was set to report to Notre Dame over the weekend at 6-foot-1, 212 pounds after following the workout program the Irish following signing day.

"I did the workout package they sent me," he said. "The running was pretty difficult when I did it. It had me breathing pretty hard."

Although he played receiver, cornerback and safety at Woodberry Forest, he will begin training camp playing safety, and is preparing to play on special teams.

"Right now it seems like they want me at safety and some punt returner," he said. "I think they want me more as a strong safety. They talked a lot about with me coming in (playing) in dime and nickel packages, and extra packages for deep coverage. In talking to them, they're saying whatever I come in and do best."

Prosise made 51 tackles and intercepted six passes as a senior. He also had 10 pass break-ups, returned five kicks for touchdowns and also returned a fumble and an interception for a score. And given Notre Dame's depth in the secondary, Prosise is eyeing playing time in the fall.

"I think I might have the chance to (play) if I come in and work hard enough," he said. "I definitely do (want to play) and help any way I can."

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