The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were in desperate need at cornerback in the last recruiting cycle, and they really hit it out of the park. They weren’t about to leave even the smallest gap at corner in this cycle, and they went after 4 star cornerback K.J. Wallace from Georgia and got a commitment in the spring.
It’s official now, as Wallace has sent in his NLI to Notre Dame this morning during the early signing period for college football.
Talk about a ball player.@KJ_WALLACE_2 is a two-way player with speed, smarts and sneaky explosive power that's hard to come by these days.#HAF ☘️ pic.twitter.com/vKXJUGc6xS— Todd Lyght (@ToddLyght) December 19, 2018
Wallace mostly played safety for his high school last year — but it was high school. That’s usually what happens with your best athlete at that level. He is more athletic than fast, but he has really nice closing speed. With all of the talent in South Bend right now, he’ll be able to refine his technique and prepare to play at the college level.
The least heralded cornerback recruit last cycle was Tariq Bracy — and yet, he was the one that saw a bunch of action this season. So, it’s difficult to say where Wallace will fit in, but he’s got the skills to do just that.
Notre Dame won the battle early against the Stanford Cardinal and Auburn Tigers. It helped that Wallace’s best friend just so happens to be freshman safety Derrik Allen. It was a solid slam dunk in the spring.
That’s a quick commitment for a Notre Dame program that is trying to strike while the iron is hot. Corner was a huge need in the last cycle, and still continues to be one (although with a lot of help in 2018) in this one as well.