Class of 2018
Position: Defensive End
Top Offers: Nebraska, Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma State
Notre Dame needs defensive ends in the worst way, which you’ve probably noticed with the rapid fire approach to offers in the past month. Redmond is another tall, long defensive end with natural pass rush ability. The first five highlights (posted below) are all hits on the quarterback. Redmond also shows an ability to play out of a two-point and three-point stance depending on the front. Basically, this is the kind of defensive end that Mike Elko wants to recruit more. The Irish could slot Redmond into the weak side defensive end position behind Kofi Wardlow from last year’s class. Redmond posted 14 sacks last season.
“Redmond is still as raw as ever. You just see him working on pure ability. Just wait until he gets coached and dedicates himself 100 percent to football.” – Bob Przybylo of Sooners Illustrated on Scout.com after watching Redmond at The Opening Regional last weekend
Redmond has started only one year on the varsity level and is a multi-sport athlete, mixing basketball into his off-season of recruiting visits and combines. With Oklahoma and Oklahoma State already on the offer list, getting Redmond out of his home state figures to be extremely difficult. The top five players in Oklahoma last cycle all signed with the Sooners. Midwest City High School is a program the Irish have tried to recruit before without much success. Simply getting Redmond to campus would be a success here. It would also be a good place to start.
Two, at least when talking about defensive ends with pass rush ability. Justin Ademilola has been committed since the summer and offers a strong side prospect. The Irish now need help on the weak side, basically looking for the next Daelin Hayes or Julian Okwara.
Andrew Chatfield, Joseph Ossai, Abdul-Malik McClain, Ron Tatum