Elijah Shumate Commits To Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND IN - NOVEMBER 13: Ryan Sheehan #39 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is lifted by students while celebrating a win over the Utah Utes at Notre Dame Stadium on November 13 2010 in South Bend Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Utah 28-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Elijah Shumate, one of the top defensive backs in the country, has committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Elijah Shumate, one of the top defensive backs in the country, has committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Shumate stars for Ramsey, NJ's Don Bosco Prep, and held offers from more than 20 schools, including Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Rutgers and South Carolina.

At 6'1" and 205 pounds, Shumate has a large build for a safety at the high school level. And he might have room to add 10 more pounds of muscle to his frame.

His strength is clearly against the run. Shumate is a big hitter, who loves to lay the lumber. High school offenses have difficulty blocking him, both because of his talent, and because he plays for a loaded defense against which offenses cannot focus on just one defender.

While he is excellent against the run, his ability to play against the pass is a huge unknown. Teams rarely have the time to throw deep against Don Bosco Prep.

For more on Notre Dame recruiting, visit One Foot Down.

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