Andres Fox (Photo by Jason Caldwell)

Irish offer SEC country rush end

More defensive end offers, anyone? Mike Elko and Mike Elston continue to find more quality pass rushers for Notre Dame to pursue. Fox is one of the most highly sought after prospects in the South, which makes it an uphill battle.

Class of 2018
: Defensive end
Top offers: Alabama, Auburn, LSU

Pass rush, pass rush, pass rush. Any prospect that can add that element is a fit for Notre Dame in this cycle. Fox shows all the hallmark traits — quickness off the ball, speed around the edge, some use of the hands to disengage from offensive tackles. Length and athleticism are always coveted in defensive ends and Fox has it at about 6-5 and 230 pounds. Throw in the fact that he plays basketball as well and it speaks to his athleticism.

“Andres Fox is long and lean with good production versus both the pass and the run. He has picked up momentum since helping Christian to the 3A state championship game in December picking up each in-state SEC offer and others since that apex.” — John Garcia, state of Alabama analyst

Both the in-state powers are in with scholarship offers. It’s hard to nose out Alabama and Auburn for a defensive prospect they want. So, it’s fair to say they’re both way up the list at this point. Fox attended an Alabama junior day last month. He’s also recently visited Georgia and Florida State. Needless to say, it’ll be tough to pull Fox out of the South.

Mike Elston

Two. Jayson and Justin Ademilola are the current Notre Dame commitments along the defensive line. Only Justin is listed as a defensive end and even he could end up inside, or as a strong side player at the very least. That leaves room for a couple edge rushers. Fox is that type of prospect. Notre Dame has continued to widen the net in search of players to chase the quarterback.

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