The Notre Dame Fighting Irish keep getting great recruiting news on Saturday as 2021 4-Star offensive lineman, Blake Fisher, gave Brian Kelly his commitment. The 6’6” 300 pounder from Avon, Indiana chose the Irish over a long list of suitors including the Michigan Wolverines, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, and others.
Fisher is a massive get for the Irish, and it held even more importance being an in-state recruit. Here’s 247’s evaluation of Fisher’s game:
Massive kid. Tall, but already has the necessary weight to play at the next level. Moves much better than expected for a kid of his size. Natural athlete with good feet and coordination. Good in pass-pro. Strong, has a good punch and combination of size and ability to mirror makes him tough to get around. Physical in the run game and will play to the whistle. Can still improve on explosiveness. Can lean out some as well. Could play either right or left tackle in college, but is high upside player who can play for any program in the country. Should be selected in the top half of the NFL draft when that time comes.
Fisher is currently at Notre Dame and working out in their line camp. He is already making an impression on those in South Bend.
This is the 4th commitment for the Irish in the 2021 class, and its 4th 4-Star. Notre Dame currently has the 2nd ranked class in the country for 2021 as the Miami-Florida Hurricanes already have 9 commitments (pretty much all from the Miami area).
The normal arc for a college offensive lineman usually has them redshirting their freshman year. This means that we are still over 3 years away (most likely) from seeing Fisher play any meaningful minutes for the Irish. That seems like forever — and yes it’s a long time. It would be, however, a mistake to dismiss this as anything less than awesome as the Irish continue to ensure great line play with great recruiting. Keeping a blue-chipper in the state of Indiana is always a nice thing too.
FIST PUMPS UP!