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.
#12 D.J. Brown
The Irish were in desperate need of cornerback in the 2018 class, and as the recruiting cycle wore on — Notre Dame was severely lacking in gaining commitments. It was a little scary and a little frustrating as the Irish slow-played, and eventually took a pass on some very talented corners. They kept their eye on Brown, and despite his commitment to the Virginia Cavaliers, Brown visited Notre Dame late in the game. Shortly after, he joined the 2018 class for Notre Dame, and the Irish got their guy (along with three others).
3 Things To Know About D.J Brown
- Was rated in the high 60’s and low 70’s by Rivals and 247, but ESPN ranked him as the #28 cornerback overall.
- Was once a Virginia commit.
- Hometown is in Maryland, but attended private school in Washington D.C. at St. Johns College.
YouTube Hot Fire
This is where I’m supposed to put a video of Brown — but I came across this 270 pound running back from his high school and I have to share.
Country, Condiment, Or Canon
Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.
Mumbo Sauce is a condiment found in takeout restaurants in Washington, DC and surrounding metro area. The red orange sauce is similar to a barbecue sauce or plum sauce but sweet and tangy, and is put on fried chicken wings, french fries, fried jumbo shrimp, and fried rice. -Wikipedia
So yeah... he can do a few things to make this team better, and could be used in a variety of ways.
Like Tariq Bracy, Brown 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.