Bigger than he looks in many ways
— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) April 9, 2021
The 6’6” 225 pounder from Raybun Gap, Georgia, chose the Irish over offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Penn State Nittany Lions, and many more — it’s a fantastically strong list of schools.
While only a 3-Star right now, many recruiting insiders are expecting a huge jump in the rankings at some point. Agu hasn’t played football very long at all, and is still a little raw — but he is also extremely athletic. He originally hails from England via Ireland, and their football ain’t this football.
“It’s a massive catch for Notre Dame. He’s not a five-star now, because he hasn’t played enough. But this could be a big superstar for Notre Dame.”
— Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming on ND verbal commitment Darren Agu
“It’s a massive catch for Notre Dame. He’s not a five-star now, because he hasn’t played enough. But this could be a big superstar for Notre Dame.” — Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming on ND verbal commitment Darren Aguhttps://t.co/lJjI6pSewC
— Eric Hansen (@EHansenNDI) April 9, 2021
Yelling out GO IRISH may take on an entirely different meaning in 2022.
This is the 12th commitment for Notre Dame’s 2022 class. The class is currently ranked #4 in the 247 Team Composite Rankings, but is just a few points behind the LSU Tigers at #3.
Agu also becomes the 3rd defensive lineman in this class, which is a testament to Mike Elston and Marcus Freeman putting in the work. There’s talk that the Irish will probably take 4 defensive ends in this class, and there are a handful of other top DE recruits that could eventually land in South Bend.
The recruiting scene is going to be smoking hot in June when the NCAA will start allowing official visits for the first time in over a year — which makes these commitments really important to have going into visit season to maximize the effort.
FIST PUMPS UP FOR AGU!