4-Star Ohio safety Ben Minich commits to Notre Dame Football

On Friday, 4-Star safety Ben Minich gave his public dedication to be a part of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and its 2023 recruiting class. The West Chester, Ohio, native (Lakota West) selected the Irish over the Cincinnati Bearcats, Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners, and plenty of others.

Minich’s participant ranking is all around the map with the recruiting companies, however one factor that is not in query is that this child can fly out on the soccer discipline.

247 Sports Evaluation:

Good athlete who has performed each methods in highschool as a large receiver and safety, and has a monitor background which incorporates 100-meter sprint instances as quick as 10.47. Has good change of path and short-area quickness together with that lengthy pace. Good ball expertise from taking part in offense. Willing tackler who can nonetheless get stronger and add some bulk so as to add extra pop as a hitter. Between his athleticism and soccer IQ, he’s a secure guess to be a school starter and can have an opportunity to play past faculty.

Ben Minich is now the twenty second dedication in Notre Dame’s 2023 class — a category that’s at the moment #1 in accordance to the 247 Team Composite Rankings. He’s the second Irish commit that is ranked in Ohio’s high ten for 2023 (Brenan Vernon is the opposite) which remains to be an enormous take care of how Ohio State recruits its yard, the insurgency of Kentucky, and others out of the area trying to add that basic Ohioan athlete to its roster.

2023 Notre Dame Commit List (22)

POSITION PLAYER STATE HT WT RIVALS ESPN 247 SPORTS 247 COMPOSITE Good3 On3 Consensus COMMIT DATE
POSITION PLAYER STATE HT WT RIVALS ESPN 247 SPORTS 247 COMPOSITE Good3 On3 Consensus COMMIT DATE
OF Keon Keeley FL 6’5″ 230 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/28/21
OF Brennan Vernon OH 6’5″ 245 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/29/21
S Adon Shuler NJ 6’0″ 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 08/15/21
TE Cooper Flanagan ca 6’5″ 225 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 02/21/09
LB Drayk Bowen IN 6’2″ 215 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 03/21/11
S Peyton Bowen TX 6’0″ 185 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 01/01/22
LB Preston Zinter M.A 6’2″ 220 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 11/22/01
WR Braylon James TX 6’3″ 185 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 04/19/22
OL Sam Pendleton NC 6’4″ 295 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 04/25/22
DL Boubacar Traore M.A 6’5″ 240 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 04/27/22
DL In Devan Houston M.D 6’5″ 270 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 07/22/05
OL Sullivan Absher NC 6’7″ 290 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 05/13/22
RB Jayden Limar WA 5’11” 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 05/26/22
OL Joe Otting CA 6’4″ 275 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 07/22/06
OL Elijah Paige A.Z 6’7″ 305 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10/22/06
OL Charles Jagusah IL 6’6″ 308 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/30/22
CB Micah Bell TX 5’11” 170 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 01/22/07
WR Rico Flores ca 6’1″ 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 03/22/07
CB Christian Gray MO 6’0″ 170 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 04/22/07
WR Jaden Greathouse TX 6’2″ 215 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 07/15/22
LB Jaiden Ausberry L.A 6’1″ 210 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 22/04/08
S Ben Minich OH 5’11” 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 05/22/08

This dedication has nothing to do with the Peyton Bowen state of affairs. Notre Dame wished 5 defensive backs on this class and now they’ve 5 defensive backs on this class.

2023 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart

Position / Year Freshmen sophomore junior senior fifth/sixth Year
Position / Year Freshmen sophomore junior senior fifth/sixth Year
Quarterback Steve Angeli Tyler Buchner, Ron Powlus Drew Pyne
Running again Jayden Limar Jadarian Price, Gi’Bran Payne Audric Estime, Logan Diggs Chris Tyree
Tight End Cooper Flanagan Eli Raridon, Holden Staes Cane Berrong, Mitchell Evans Michael Mayer, Kevin Bauman
Wide Receiver Braylon James, Rico Flores, Jaden Greathouse Tobias Merriweather Deion Colzie, Lorenzo Styles, Jayden Thomas
Center Ashton Craig Pat Coogan Zeke Correll
Guard Sam Pendleton, Joe Otting Billy Schrauth Rocco Spindler Andrew Kristofic
Tackle Sullivan Absher, Elijah Paige, Charles Jagusah Ty Chan, Aamil Wagner Blake Fisher, Joe Alt, Caleb Johnson Michael Carmody, Tosh Baker
Defensive Tackle Boubacar Traore, Devan Houstan Tyson Ford, Donovan Hinish Gabe Rubio Rylie Mills, Aidan Keanaina Howard Cross, NaNa Osafo Mensah
Defensive End Keon Keeley, Brennan Vernon Joshua Burnham, Aiden Gobira Jason Onye, Will Schweitzer Alexander Ehrensberger Isaiah Foskey, Osita Ekwonu
Linebacker Drayk Bowen, Preston Zinter, Jaiden Ausberry Nolan Ziegler, Junior Tuihalamaka, Jaylen Sneed Prince Collie Jordan Botelho Jack Kiser, Marist Liufau, JD Bertrand
Safety Adon Shuler, Peyton Bowen, Ben Minich Jayden Bellamy Justin Walters Xavier Watts, Ramon Henderson
Cornerback Micah Bell, Christian Gray Jayden Mickey, Benjamin Morrison Ryan Barnes, Philip Riley, Chance Tucker Clarence Lewis Cam Hart
Specialists Bryce McPherson (P) Josh Bryan (Ok) Alex Peitsch (LS)
Totals 22/85 (22) 43/85 (21) 66/85 (23) 80/85 (14) 90/85 (10)

fifth yr eligibility shifting ahead just isn’t represented on this chart due to the COVID yr. May be topic to change.

As a proud Ohioan myself — I’m actually enthusiastic about this addition to Notre Dame’s class and applaud 247 Sports and ESPN for the right 4-Star rating (whereas cursing everybody else). A extremely sensible safety with pace and might convey the physicality… IS THIS OHIO’S ZIBBY?! Probably not — nevertheless it’s a majority of these gamers (Tommy Zbikowski, Alohi Gilman, and many others) which have stolen my fandom and my coronary heart for years. This is incredible.

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