The “Tight End U” label for Notre Dame has proven to be pretty accurate and the tradition at the position looks like it will continue with their latest commitment, 2017 tight end Brock Wright.
Wright is the top ranked tight end from the class right now and it’s easy to see why. He would be a top five tight end right now for the 2016 cycle and is a big time pickup for Notre Dame.
Wright is a good athlete with solid speed for his size. It’s his size, though, that makes him stand out. For someone who hasn’t played his junior season yet, he is big and should probably get to the 260 range while in college.
Wright isn’t the greatest route runner right now, but does a great job of releasing into his route and finding a soft spot in the zone. He flashes good hands, although he sometimes let the football get to his body. What he does really well is use his body to shield defenders and can go up and high point the football.
He is a tough guy to tackle after the catch. He will run through arm tackles and fights hard for extra yards. When you consider that he runs this strong and that was only his sophomore film, it’s easy to imagine how tough it will be to bring him to the ground once he gets even stronger over the next few years.
He is really advanced as a blocker and plays with very good technique. His athleticism allows him to reach ends on the edge with ease and he consistently fits his hands in inside. Seeing him drive block players to the ground, and look for more work after he has done that, is exciting to see from a high school sophomore. He blocks better than a lot of high school seniors and even some players in college. He has the tools to become a dominating blocker.
He’s a perfect fit an an in-line tight end for Notre Dame.
The sky is the limit as to how good Wright can be for Notre Dame at the next level. He has everything that is needed to develop into a complete tight end at the next level. He’s a fantastic prospect that should see the field early in his career and could start for multiple seasons.
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Jamie Uyeyama was a way too small defensive tackle at Idaho State University and a more appropriately sized rush end at Simon Fraser University. He was a coach at the college and high school level and is the son of Ron Uyeyama, a member of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame and high school football coach for over 30 years (hence the site name, Son of a Coach).