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.
#60 Cole Mabry
Cole Mabry will be a freshman on the 2018 Notre Dame football team. He is an offensive lineman from Nashville, Tennessee where Mabry attended Brentwood high school. He stands at 6’5 and weighs 270 pounds. Cole Mabry will surely be a redshirt candidate. You don’t see many offensive lineman playing at 270 pounds. Mabry will have a year to gain strength and focus on building his body to the level of a college offensive tackle.
Three Things To Know About Cole Mabry:
- He was a consensus three star recruit. Mabry chose Notre Dame over the likes of Cincinnati, Indiana and Memphis.
- Notre Dame took on Mabry knowing he was a developmental project. At 270 pounds, he will probably need at least 2 years before even thinking about playing. The Irish liked him as a long term player, and only time will tell if they are right.
- Athleticism sets him apart. Mabry already has the height and speed. He is a big man that can move his feet. Notre Dame will try to pair this foot speed with improved strength and technique to make a starting offensive lineman down the road.
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Your average BBQ sauce is not flashy. It is not the new and exciting condiment. This is just like how Cole Mabry is not the most flashy prospect. He is exactly what you think he is. A project offensive lineman that will need some coaching. Just like a good BBQ sauce, there is nothing wrong with knowing what you are getting in a recruit.
Check back in 2020 after Cole Mabry has gone through two years of college weightlifting and coaching. I like when Notre Dame takes flyers like this. A tall, athletic lineman with quick feet that needs some rounding out. Cole Mabry has the frame, now it is up to the strength staff and coaches to mold him into a productive player.