Max Redfield to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land Top-Ranked Football Recruit

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 4, 2013

Photo Credit: 247Sports.com
Photo Credit: 247Sports.com

Four-star recruit Max Redfield has signed with Notre Dame.

South Bend Tribune reporter Eric Hansen had the report:

Safety Max Redfield verbally commits to #NotreDame. He was originally committed to USC

— Eric Hansen (@hansenNDInsider) January 4, 2013

Redfield, out of Mission Viejo, Calif., was recruited by several high-profile schools, ranging from the SEC to the Pac-12 to the Big Ten.

The 6'2", 181-pound recruit has the ability to play both safety and receiver, given his size, ball skills and athleticism. He has above-average speed and burst, and his hands could make him either a great wideout or a great ball hawk in college. He's elusive and strong and, if used as a receiver, should become a well-rounded player once he adds to his build and starts breaking press coverage. 

Redfield has also exhibited impressive instincts and timing as a safety, and he tackles well. He already excels in zone coverage, but, with a little work, he has the tools to be an asset in man coverage as well. 

Beyond that, Redfield has the explosiveness and burst to be a dynamic player blocking punts and kicks on special teams.

Given all of this, it's no wonder why Redfield was recruited so heavily coming out of Mission Viejo High School. He has the ability to be an impact player in three different areas and it makes him a fit for virtually any team in the nation because of that.

After committing to USC in January 2012, Redfield decommitted in November after making a visit to Notre Dame in October. A few days later, he made a visit to Washington.

The multi-talented athlete should be a joy to watch in the coming years, no matter which position he plays.

 

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