The linebacker talent for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks deeper than it has been in a long while. It was just a few short years ago when it seemed like this group was extremely thin on talent. Now, it has become one of the deepest pools of talent on the team. That’s due in part to aggressive recruiting by Clark Lea to go after the guys he had targeted. 3 Star LB Jack Kiser was one of those players he offered.
Smart with a sense of urgency and a toughness that can't be matched, @JBKiser4 steps into the the ring.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 19, 2018
Indiana's 2018 Mr. Football joins the club ready to dominate.#GoIrish ☘️ #FightClub19 pic.twitter.com/FZ4a1JFqng
It’s official now, as Jack has sent in his NLI to Notre Dame this morning during the early signing period for college football.
Look, the 6’2” 215 pounder has already wowed many as the first Class 1A player to be named Mr. Football in the state of Indiana. He has many doubters, but again — there’s something to be said about Clark Lea’s decision here.
Kiser had other Power 5 offers from places like the Michigan State Spartans, Purdue Boilermakers, and Nebraska Cornhuskers and more. This kind of feels like one of those kids that Notre Dame passed on in other years — only to hear Pat Haden go on and on about all the pays they are making against the Irish.
Smart and gritty with a laser focus that fits our scheme.— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) December 19, 2018
Jack Kiser is staying in his own backyard and will be a fan favorite for sure.#GraduatingChampions pic.twitter.com/r41QShd7y9
Kiser, at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, played both linebacker and quarterback for the Panthers last year. He had 100 total tackles and eight interceptions during his junior campaign, according to MaxPreps, including 7 1⁄2 for a loss. He also had three passes defensed. The Panthers held 8 of their 15 opponents without a single score, and never yielded more than 21 points to any opponent.