Notre Dame has landed a commitment from West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley tight end Eli Raridon. One of the more underrated prospects in the country, Raridon is a player the Notre Dame staff made a major priority in recent months, and that hard work has finally played off.
Raridon grades out as a four-star, Top 250 caliber prospect at Irish Breakdown, but he has a ton of upside. The 6-6, 225-pound tight end is an athletic player that also thrives on the basketball court, averaging over 17 points per game as a junior.
Once his basketball career concludes you'll start to see Raridon add more weight to his impressive frame. He has impressive length, top-notch ball skills and good long speed. Raridon runs routes effectively, knows how to get open and he's surprisingly strong.
Raridon is the 12th prospect to commit to Notre Dame in the 2022 class. He is the sixth offensive player. Raridon is currently the only tight end committed to the Irish in this class, but the staff would like to add one more top player at the position to pair with Raridon.
Raridon had offers Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee, Duke, Iowa, Missouri, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa State, Indiana, Northwestern, Kansas State, Minnesota, California, Vanderbilt and Illinois.
To read my full analysis of Raridon click HERE.
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