June 28, 2015 - Dave Miller
Notre Dame lands elite Class of 2017 TE
Follow @Miller_Dave Notre Dame has had a long list of notable tight ends leave South Bend and make it onto an NFL roster, and Brock Wright could follow when his time with the Fighting Irish is done. Brian Kelly and his staff landed their second commitment for the 2017 recruiting class this weekend, as the elite tight end gave a verbal pledge to the program. The 6-5, 230-pounder from Cy-Fair High School (Cypress, TX) is arguably the best tight end in his class, and he had offers from major programs such as Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma and UCLA, among many others. Wright's father played at Texas Tech, and the other major programs in the Lone Star State were after his commitment as well. Wright is listed as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, and he is considered the eighth-best player in the state of Texas by the 247 Composite. It will be interesting to see how quickly Wright can get on the field in South Bend. Alize Jones will be a junior, Durham Smythe will be a redshirt senior, while Nic Weishar and Tyler Luatua will be true seniors when Wright arrives in 2017. So there will be quite the logjam at the position. But Wright possesses a rare size-speed combo for the position, and he has great hands and blocks very well. Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.