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  • ND Lands Matt Hegarty

    by SEE

    (Notre Dame Football Recruiting News) – Notre Dame received a second straight commitment from an elite player late Wednesday when offensive tackle prospect Matt Hegerty committed to Brian Kelly and the Irish. Hegarty is considered one of the best offensive line prospects in the nation with offers from USC, LSU, Texas and Michigan. His commitment follows the commitment of Tight End Ben Koyack, who had offers from almost every to school in the country.

    Here’s how Scout describes Hegarty:

    Hegarty has what coaches look for in a left tackle prospect. He is long, lean and athletic. Athleticism allows him to reach defenders and make blocks at the second and third levels. His long arms and great feet make him a very sound pass blocker. Still needs to add strength and bulk but his frame will easily allow him to carry 300+ pounds.”

    Hegarty was named the offensive line MVP at national underclassman combine held at the University of Oklahoma. Hegarty is now the third recruit Notre Dame has beat out USC for, the second over Bob Stoops and Oklahoma and the second over Florida and Urban Meyer so far this recruiting season.

    Here’s a short video of Hegarty:

    9 Responses to “ND Lands Matt Hegarty”

    1. Anonymous says:

      Here come the Irish!!

    2. Anonymous says:

      I know he is young, but boy does he lean forward (easy snatch), he has no punch (he is catching the defender, and he opens his hips slightly. Hopefully good coaching will fix all of those.

    3. Anonymous says:

      So this is committment #9? And isn't he also a "five star"?

    4. Anonymous says:

      I have not met BK, yet, but would love to talk to him and hear/see what these recruits are – he is proving to be a force…on and off the field – great job Coach!!! Hopefully he will be sporting the only ring that a ND coach should care about…a NC ring!!!

    5. Anonymous says:

      I'm really impressed so far with the staff. I don't know who/when the last recruit of note we had from New Mexico is/was, but the staff seems to be doing a great job hammering locally and looking nationally.

    6. Anonymous says:

      Scout has him as a 5 star, but I'm not so concerned with stars anymnore. I think kelly will develop them into the kind of players he needs to win. My concern right now is that we now have 5 OT's. We need to start getting some D lineman in here.

    7. Anonymous says:

      Tony Springmann is a Defensive Lineman, so don't count him as an Offensive Tackle.

    8. Anonymous says:

      Everyone involved in letting that ND freakbass video see the light of day should be fired from ND.

    9. ted sheehan says: