Notre Dame gets the letter: C’Bo Flemister, consensus three-star running back
Pike County High School; Zebulon, Ga.
Measurements: 5’11”; 195 lbs.
Accolades: Consensus three-star prospect
Other Notable Offers: Flemister never publicly de-committed from Georgia Tech until this morning, although his recruitment had clearly been open for some time now. Flemister also considered Tennessee.
Projected Position: Running back.
Quick Take: Notre Dame was content with signing only Jahmir Smith in this class until removing current sophomore Deon McIntosh and freshman C.J. Holmes from the roster created a desperate need for running back depth. At that point, running backs coach Autry Denson quickly focused on Flemister and only on Flemister.
Short-Term Roster Outlook: Flemister is the fourth running back on Notre Dame’s depth chart. In 2017, the fourth running back saw plenty of action, albeit due to injury. That is the nature of the position, and Flemister can expect to be readied for a similar role if need should arise.
Long-View Depth Chart Impact: Smith has an advantage over Flemister at the outset, having enrolled early, but whichever of the two can gain a step on the other in games will be in prime position to see a lot of carries in 2019. At that point, current junior Dexter Williams will be gone and the Irish will need someone — or multiple someones — to complement sophomore Tony Jones. Offensive coordinator Chip Long enjoys utilizing two running back formations, but feels comfortable doing so only when both running backs involved can run, block and catch. Flemister will need to show a comfort level with the latter two, particularly the receiving, to be featured alongside the multi-tooled Jones.
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