Becker recaps Invasion

One of the standouts at Notre Dame Stadium on Friday night was defensive back Carlos Becker, who had the Irish in his top 10 even before visiting.

Notre Dame offered 6-foot-2, 181-pound defensive back Carlos Becker during the spring evaluation period. That was enough to get the Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola product to campus for the Irish Invasion.

“It was alright, I liked everything and how they had it all set up,” Becker said. “It was pretty cool to work with the coaches. Coach (Todd) Lyght was a good coach. I talked with coach (Brian) Kelly, and he told me how he really likes my length and stuff like that.”

Even among a deep group of defensive backs Becker was one of the most impressive to perform. He played physical close to the line scrimmage and showed solid anticipation in man coverage.

Becker received a campus tour of Friday before the Invasion. On Saturday he attempted to connect with Lyght before exiting campus at noon.

“Everything looked the same on campus, like all the buildings were the same,” Becker said. “I went to the Gug today to see coach Lyght, but I guess he was busy or something because we didn’t get a chance to talk.”

Becker released a top 10 of Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Wisconsin last week. The next step in his recruitment is deciding which programs will get official visits.

“Education-wise, (Notre Dame) is really good, and they’re a good football program and I like coaches,” Becker said. “So, I’m thinking about (returning).”

Becker listed Florida, Kentucky and N.C. State as the schools recruiting him the hardest.

Becker is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 41 safety in the Class of 2016.


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