The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about all of them. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2018 season.
#10 Tariq Bracy
One of the perks/disadvantages of covering Notre Dame football, is that when it comes to personnel — there is rarely a player that can be considerred “under the radar.” Still... if asked, Bracy would certainly be one of the few players from the 2018 class that I would mention.
He was listed as an “Athlete” by most recruiting services coming out of Milpitas, California. He is a dynamic player and dangerous with the ball, but his size of 6’0 (not quite) and 170 pounds makes him still a bit undersized for now. Notre Dame likes him at cornerback, but he does have the skillset of a running back should they need or want to go that route.
3 Things To Know About Tariq Bracy
- He has a twin bother, TyRee Bracy. Tyree is going to play for the San Diego State Aztecs.
- Tariq was the Northern California Play of the Year in 2017.
- Only 247 Sports had him rated as a 4 Star prospect.
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The Vatican is small — like it’s the smallest country in the world. However, within that small square footage, it has the ability to affect billions of people and shape the waythe world works. In that regard, Bracy isn’t the biggest player and he isn’t the highest rated recruit, but within that frame he has a power to change a program with his athleticism.
Like the rest of the freshmen, Bracy is going to benefit from the new NCAA redshirt rule. The thing is though... he may play the whole season. I don’t think he will seriously challenge for cornerback play this year, but he is one of those guys that is a strong candidate to play special teams from the start of the season until the end of the season. I don’t know if the staff will consider only using him in 4 games to keep the redshirt, but it is a possibility.