Notre Dame is not hiding their freshmen in their practice videos in camp so far. Yesterday we saw Jordan Johnson score a long touchdown on a pass from Brendon Clark. Today, Notre Dame released another video prominently featuring freshmen – this time tight end Michael Mayer and running back Chris Tyree.
Tyree can be seen scoring two touchdowns in the video while Mayer scores on a contested catch in the endzone. Notice who else is on the field with those freshmen when they score their touchdowns – it’s the first unit.
Chris Tyree has been showcased a few times already and Greg’s already written about the possibility of Tyree being the lead back for the Irish this fall. Kelly has mentioned Mayer a few times already in the early parts of camp including last week when asked about instant impact freshmen.
Also note the contested catch by Northwestern graduate transfer Bennett Skowronek (#11). His involvement in the passing game is critical in light of the injury to Kevin Austin.