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2022 Prospect Recap: Notre Dame at Florida State

Notre Dame held on and knocked off Florida State 41-38 in the best game I watched this weekend.

Let’s look at the 20+ prospects in this game.

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FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

10   QB       McKenzie Milton     Sr     5-11 185

The story after this game was that of McKenzie Milton. The former UCF passer suffered a gruesome knee injury a couple of years ago and was told he would lucky to be able to walk properly again. But here he was on Sunday night nearly leading the Seminoles to an improbable win. Milton wasn’t the starter but entered the game after starter Jordan Travis lost his helmet and had to come out. Milton completed 5/7 passes for 48 yards. Before the injury, size questions were going to linger over Milton as an NFL prospect. I don’t know if he ends up being drafted but I am here to watch this great story play out over the rest of the season.

0      RB       Jashaun Corbin        Jr      6-0    215

Corbin is a transfer from Texas A&M. He is a physical runner with great vision. Corbin is explosive and showed it by outrunning the entire Notre Dame defense on an 89-yard TD scamper. He finished with 15 carries and 144 yards.

7      WR      Andrew Parchment         Sr       6-2 175

The Kansas transfer wasn’t targeted many times but showed off good body control on his one catch, an eight-yard touchdown reception.

87   TE       Camren McDonald Jr      6-4    242

McDonald played but had zero targets.

53   C           Maurice Smith          rSO 6-3    277

Smith had several wild snaps and was eventually replaced by Baveon Johnson.

51   G          Baveon Johnson      Sr     6-2    305

Johnson started on the bench and then replaced Maurice Smith. He then proceeded to get a snap infraction inside the Notre Dame five and rolled a snap back to the QB. He probably isn’t going to be much of an NFL prospect.

55   G          Dontae Lucas             rSO 6-3    324

Lucas was a reserve in this game and didn’t see many snaps.

13   CB       Brandon Moore       Sr     6-0    190

Moore did not play.

10   S           Jammie Robinson   rSO 5-11 199

The former South Carolina corner started at nickel for FSU.  He is solid in man coverage and tackles well. Robinson finished with two tackles.

33   LB        Amari Gainer             rSO 6-3    232

Gainer closes on the ball carrier quickly. He did a nice job of shooting gaps on multiple occasions. Gainer had six tackles against the Irish.

11   EDGE Jermaine Johnson II        Sr       6-5 262

The star of the game for Florida State was Georgia transfer, Jermaine Johnson. He had five sacks a year ago for the Bulldogs but moved on. Johnson cleaned up a mess on his first sack and straight beat up the guard on his second. He has tremendous length. Johnson finished with seven tackles (two solos), 1.5 sacks, and 2.5 TFLs.

91   DL       Robert Cooper          Sr     6-2    338

Cooper was consistent in the run game as the nose tackle for the Noles. He had two tackles and shared a sack with Jermaine Johnson.

4      DL       Keir Thomas              Sr     6-2    272

Not on our initial watchlist, the former Gamecock played well enough to make it on. Thomas was mostly an interior player for South Carolina but played a big edge for FSU. He is so strong at the point of attack. Thomas compiled four tackles (two solos) and one sack against Notre Dame.

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NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH 

17   QB        Jack Coan                                     Sr     6-3     221

It was a record setting night for the Wisconsin transfer. Coan showed great touch on his intermediate passes and some nice deep ball accuracy. He completed 26/35 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns. His one interception came on a Hail Mary at the end of regulation. Coan was sacked four times.

23   RB        Kyren Williams                        Jr      5-9     194

Williams is a patient runner with a good burst and a second gear. He is a tremendous receiver and gives max effort in pass protection. Williams had 24 touches for 125 yards and a touchdown. He had a 55-yard reception on a 3rd and 17 screen pass.

3      WR      Avery Davis                                Sr     5-11  202

Davis had zero targets.

55   C           Jarrett Patterson                    Sr     6-4     305

52   C           Zeke Correll                               rSO  6-3     295

62   G           Cain Madden                              Sr     6-3     313

75   OT        Josh Lugg                                      Sr     6-7     305

Outside of true freshman Blake Fisher, there wasn’t much of note happening with the Irish offensive linemen. In particular, left guard Zeke Correll had a false start on the second play of the game and was later beaten up on sack by Jermaine Johnson.

54   DL        Jacob Lacey                                 Jr      6-2     293

95   DL        Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Sr     6-3     288

Tagovailoa-Amosa was the more active of the two interior defensive linemen but they both finished with one tackle each.

7      EDGE Isaiah Foskey                            Jr      6-5     257

Foskey is very aggressive and has a nice bend and speed off of the edge. He appears to be the next in the long line of talented Notre Dame edge rushers. Foskey finished with eight tackles (five solos) and two sacks.

52   LB        Bo Bauer                                      Sr     6-3     233

Bauer didn’t do a whole lot to stand out. He recorded only one tackle against FSU.

40   LB        Drew White                                Sr     6-0     228

White is a quick closer to the football. He made a few nice tackles in the open field. White finished with seven tackles (three solos).

14   S            Kyle Hamilton                          Jr      6-4     219

Hamilton lived up to the hype and may have even exceeded it. He is a big fluid athlete. He has absolutely ridiculous range. Hamilton can man cover WRs and TEs. He is the best safety prospect in years. Hamilton has six tackles and two picks, including this amazing play!

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