Isaiah Humphries (© Greg Powers)

Offer Alert: Isaiah Humphries

Notre Dame dipped back into Texas on Tuesday to widen the net at safety, where four-star prospect Derrik Allen is already committed. Isaiah Humphries, a Penn State pledge, is the latest player to add an Irish offer.

Class of 2018
Position: Safety
Top offers: Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State

One thing that stands out about Humphries in his film (linked below) straight away is an ability to play the ball. High pointing wayward passes for interceptions is always a quality trait in a safety. Plus Humphries is usually in position to make those plays, another sign of a solid football awareness. Humphries, although not the biggest safety, brings some physicality to the position as well. He can shed blocks and track down a ball carrier. He looks like a sure tackler and can track down runners with speed.

“Humphries is a ball-hawking style safety with a nose for the football and the ability to make plays in coverage. He will be a force in one-on-ones. The Penn State commit had five interceptions as a junior.” - Greg Powers, national recruiting analyst

Humphries has been committed to Penn State since December and at this stage hasn’t given much of an indication he’s seriously looking elsewhere despite continuing to collect major scholarship offers. On the flip side, Humphries has visited Notre Dame before and knows what the program is about. It’ll bear watching down the road, perhaps.

Todd Lyght, Mike Elston

Two, more than likely. Notre Dame continues to look for more depth at safety. Plus there’s always the possibility of growing a safety into the rover position, a la signee Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. Derrik Allen is solidly committed and represents a fantastic start at the position. Adding one more seems ideal. Humphries represents another option, albeit perhaps a long shot at this stage given his longstanding commitment.

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