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.
#4 Kevin Austin
Kevin Austin is probably the first name mentioned by most experts as the freshman that will provide the biggest impact.
3 Things To Know About Kevin Austin
- Austin is the highest ranked receiver on the Notre Dame roster according to 247 Sports.
- He is versatile enough to play any of the three positions of X, Y, and Z. His combination of size, speed, and pure athleticism allows his to be a possibility.
- Rocks a pink bow tie and gold chain with the best of them.
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At least, for our purposes, Jedi Order Anakin Skywalker. The kid has talent — like a crazy amount of talent. At a young age he will have the opportunity to show off his unbelievable skills, but he will also be tempted by the dark side (prima donna shit). It will be a struggle, as it is with all good wide outs, to maintain the balance of emotion and skill. Austin seems to have that balance of power in check right now and will cut down those in front of him (with a slight glow in the eye).
Day 1 contributor. I can’t and won’t say just how many snaps Austin will play as a freshman, but I am convinced that he will play right away and provide some instant impact. Many have compared Austin to former Irish great, Michael Floyd. As a freshman, Floyd grabbed 48 balls for 719 yards and 7 touchdowns. Austin won’t have that kind of a season, but I can certainly see him having half those totals — which would be a really good first year.