4-Star SG Prospect Robby Carmody Commits to Notre Dame over Indiana, Butler

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 22, 2017

Source: Scout.com

Notre Dame has added some offensive firepower to its 2018 recruiting class with Robby Carmody committing to the program Thursday. 

Carmody announced his pledge to the Fighting Irish on Twitter:

A shooting guard out of Pennsylvania, Carmody is a 4-star prospect who is the top-ranked player at his position from his home state, 22nd-ranked player at the position in the nation and 95th-ranked player in the 2018 recruiting class, per Scout.

Scouting reports for Carmody praise his ability to create his own shot and stare down traffic without being intimidated, per ESPN.com:

"Carmody is a shot-maker on the wing who projects as both a floor spacer and tough shot-maker from long range at the next level. He's not totally one-dimensional though, as he can drop his shoulder to make hard, straight line drives to both sides (he has a very good left hand) and absorb contact on his way to the rim with strong, and naturally thicker, build."

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey has a well-established track record of success with the program. The Irish have made the NCAA tournament seven times in the last eight seasons, including back-to-back appearances in the Elite Eight in 2015 and 2016.

Brey has been able to maximize the talent on his roster since the Irish don't routinely finish among the nation's elite in recruiting classes. The 2017 group didn't crack Scout's top 30, for instance.

Like recent Notre Dame sharpshooters Matt Farrell and V.J. Beachem, Carmody has the potential to lead the program on a deep tournament run and potentially over the hump into the Final Four for the first time since 1978.

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