Irish Eyes Take – Ben Koyack

Just coming off his unofficial visit to Notre Dame, tight end Ben Koyack made the call to Brian Kelly and his staff to issue his verbal pledge to the Irish. We look at Koyack in our latest Irish Eyes Take.

Ben Koyack was a wanted man and Notre Dame was working hard to show the Pennsylvania tight end they wanted him more. Now the Irish have their man and it's time to look at what Koyack brings to the table.

What To Like

The physical size of Ben Koyack is a major plus when looking at him as a prospect. But what really turns your head is his ability to get yards after the catch. At 6-foot-5, 230-pounds, Koyack will continue to grow without losing his athletic ability. He shows above average hands to go with his overall physical toughness. Brian Kelly was looking for a player who could come in and replace Kyle Rudolph and Koyack looks to fit the bill.

What May Concern You

It really is hard to find something negative about Koyack as a player. He fits the mold of a kid capable of fitting in at Notre Dame while also having a good football IQ and ability. His biggest adjustment will be to Brian Kelly's fast pace as compared to high school and working on his blocking off the line and down field.

Bottom Line

Notre Dame fans wondered if Brian Kelly could recruit the big-time players on a National scale. Koyack is that player. As the number two ranked tight end in the country by Scout.com, Koyack had his share of suitors to pick from. Once he visited and spent time with the Irish staff he knew it would be the right fit for him. With the Irish projected to take only one tight end, Koyack is the one Brian Kelly and his staff wanted from the start.


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