Another talented Texan joins the 2023 class
On Friday, 4-Star wide receiver Jaden Greathouse made a public commitment to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The 6’2” 215 pounder from Austin, Texas, chose the Irish over a strong offer list that included his other finalists; the Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns, and South Carolina Gamecocks.
Greathouse is kind of rated all over the place with the best rating coming from Rivals as the #69 player overall, and the lowest coming from 247 Sports as the #224th player.
Jaden Greathouse – Ultra productive two-sport superstar who has dominated on the basketball court and the gridiron in Texas’ highest classification throughout his high school career. Starter at wide receiver for national high school powerhouse Austin Westlake since he was a freshman. Three-time state champion in football that totalled 66 catches for 1,274 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior. Helped lead the basketball team to a state semifinals appearance where they lost in double overtime during his junior season. Body control and contortion are elite for his size. Has the rare ability to shape and manipulate his body in order to be in the best possible position to catch every ball thrown at him. Savvy route runner that gets in and out of his breaks effortlessly. Can see the basketball vertical ability translate to the field in going up to win 50-50 balls. Physical blocker in the run game. A bigger-bodied receiver who was close to 220 pounds as a sophomore. Lacks top end speed to scare defenders vertically. One of the most natural receivers in the country. Speed and ability to separate will be the biggest challenge for him at the next level. Has the advanced route running ability and physicality in order to thrive at the next level. High floor player who should heavily produce in college and potentially work himself onto NFL draft boards.
Greathouse is the 20th commitment for Notre Dame’s 2023 class. He’s also the 4th Texan to join the Irish this year — which is quite extraordinary when you think about the fact that there are 13 other states besides Texas that are represented in this class.
Notre Dame absolutely needed wide receivers in this class — and a lot of them. Even more… Notre Dame needs playmakers on the outside, and the current trio of Rico Flores, Braylon James, and Jaden Greathouse is a fantastic way to do that.
This is a great pickup by Notre Dame, and again, the combination of WR’s at the moment is really encouraging. And… they still have room for at least one more.