Ben Councell

Pos: OLB // Height: 6-5 // Weight: 220 lbs // Class: 2015 // Hometown: Asheville, NC (AC Reynolds)

Ben Councell


Ben Councell committed to Notre Dame the summer before his senior year as a 3-star prospect. An impressive senior season and standout performance at the Shrine Bowl bumped Councell up to a 4-star prospect and moved him into Rivals’ Top 100.

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Ben Councell News Archive

Notre Dame - Navy: 5 Things I Liked

Notre Dame – Navy: 5 Things I Liked

Notre Dame improved to 7-2 on the season with a much too close for comfortable victory over the Navy Midshipmen.  The Notre Dame defense was carved up for over 300 yards by the Navy ground game, but in the end came up with a stop to hang on for the victory. There was a lot [...]

Comments (30) // Published: November 3, 2013

8 Could Breakout for Notre Dame in '12

8 Could Breakout for Notre Dame in ’12

Often times the difference between a good year and a great year for a team is the number of players who come out of nowhere and become star players. Every team has its star players coming into a season and they know what to expect from them. For Notre Dame, we know Tyler Eifert is [...]

Comments (10) // Published: August 29, 2012

8 Impact Freshman for 2011

8 Impact Freshman for 2011

We’re still over a month away from the start of fall camp, but with freshman reporting to Notre Dame in the near future, it’s a good time to start looking at which incoming frosh may see the field for the Irish this fall. Notre Dame landed one of it’s strongest, most well rounded recruiting classes [...]

Comments (9) // Published: June 13, 2011

Class of ’11 – Cliff’s Notes Edition – Defense

Class of ’11 – Cliff’s Notes Edition – Defense

Notre Dame pulled in one of the best defensive classes in recent memory this year.  Here’s a quick look at every who is expected to sign with the Irish today. Josh Atkinson - CB (6-0, 180, 4.5;  Granada HS  – Livermore, CA) – Brother of fellow Notre Dame recruit George Atkinson, Josh is a speedy [...]

Comments (6) // Published: February 2, 2011

Notre Dame Recruits Improve Stock at All Star Games

Notre Dame Recruits Improve Stock at All Star Games

Notre Dame, as usual, was well represented in the various all star games this year and several Notre Dame commitments improved their stock on recruiting sites with impressive performances. In all, Davaris Daniels, Ben Councell, Everett Golson, Kyle Brindza, Jarrett Grace, Brad Carrico, Eliar Hardy, Ishaq Williams, George Atkinson, Aaron Lynch, and Ben Koyack played [...]

Comments (11) // Published: January 18, 2011

Some Recruiting Catch-up

Some Recruiting Catch-up

A lot has happened in the world of Notre Dame recruiting over the last 10 days. Unfortunately I picked a really bad time to get pretty busy and we’ve fallen behind here a bit so here’s a quick recap of the comings and goings in recruiting from the last week and a half. Bubba Starling [...]

Comments (7) // Published: June 30, 2010

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