The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. 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 2019 season.
#24 Jack Kiser, LB
Jack Kiser is a freshman coming to the team from Pioneer High School and Royal Center, IN. He was actually named Mr. Football for Indiana last year. Even though Jack was an early enrollee eligible for spring ball, he suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. He had a torn labral in his shoulder. He had to recover from his February surgery, so that sidelined him for all of spring practice. With his skills touted at the state of Indiana level, he was coming in hot as a recruit. Rivals listed him as the #15 recruit from Indiana.
Even though he was just starting his career with the Irish, Kiser was looking to compete with Shayne Simon and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah at ROVER because Asmar Bilar will look to move to the MIKE linebacker position. It will be interesting to see how Jack performs at fall camp, the first time he can truly show what he has.
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Jack had a little hiccup starting his career. If he returns healthy from his surgery, he could look to be playing on Saturday nights.
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After searching the interwebs, it took me three Googles to find out that Boxers take a bit longer to mature, and they stay puppies for a bit longer than a lot of breeds. Because Jack Kiser has to wait a bit longer to play due to injury, I’m making him a Boxer.
We will have to see how Jack plays in fall ball starting in August, as we did not get a glimpse of him during the spring. He has some work cut out for him to play cold turkey, especially with some names ahead of him on the depth chart. I’m sure he can hit everything in stride, but his impact on the field could be delayed for a while or even for another season. More assessments will be made once he actually takes the field in practice.