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.
#24 Tommy Tremble
Tommy Tremble comes to ND as one of two tight end prospects in the 2018 class, bringing a wide receiver-esque skill set to the position considering the speed and athleticism he brings along with his 6’3”, 230-pound body.
Due to a lot of depth ahead of him at the position, it’s unlikely Tremble will see the field much in 2018, at least on offense. Alizé Mack, Nic Weishar, Cole Kmet, and Brock Wright all will likely play at tight end before Tremble can get time this season. However, with the new redshirt rule allowing players to play in up to 4 games and still redshirt, don’t be surprised to maybe see Tremble get a little time here and there as offensive coordinator Chip Kelly looks to employ all of his big, athletic receiver targets at some point.
3 Things To Know About Tommy Tremble
- Tremble signed onto the ND recruiting class of 2018 as a 3-star alongside 4-star and fellow tight end recruit George Takacs. Despite his average recruiting rating, though, Tremble was a highly-sought-after recruit due to his size and athleticism. He held offers from the Michigan Wolverines, UCLA Bruins, Auburn Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, and Mississippi State Bulldogs, among many others.
- Tremble missed essentially all of his senior high school season at Wesleyan School with a broken ankle, but still managed to gather 4 catches for 39 yards and a touchdown in the small amount of time he played (and also accumulated 9 tackles and 2 sacks on the defensive side, showing his incredible athleticism). His junior year, he had 15 catches for 298 yards and 2 TDs, showing flashes of the dangerous weapon he can be in the passing game. Now, Tommy is fully healthy for the start of his Irish career, but will likely be a tad rusty having not seen game action in a year.
- Tremble’s father, Greg, played defensive back at Georgia in the early 90s. He had 6 interceptions total in the 1992 and 1993 seasons. He went on to briefly play in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
- BONUS FACT: Objectively, Tommy Tremble has one of the best names on the team. That alliteration coupled with that excellent last name? Oh hell yeah.
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A wide receiver skill set in a big body? Tremble is a guy who Chip Long will be able to utilize in a number of different ways, just like salsa goes on a number of different dishes and can also take various forms — just think about all the different salsas you can get at Chipotle, with hot, salsa verde, corn salsa, etc. Tremble will add a spice and flair to the offense that most other players at his position cannot, and I have a feeling he will become a staple of Chip Long’s offensive burrito by the time he’s in his final season in South Bend.
I think Tommy Tremble will end up redshirting in 2018 so that he can preserve 4 years of eligibility, but I also think he could still see some PT during garbage time of a game or two, and will continue to develop his game behind all the experienced tight ends ahead of him on the depth chart, and be ready in 2019 to unleash his talent as a matchup nightmare for linebackers and DBs.