Notre Dame got a new commitment this weekend, but it wasn't a name most fans are familiar with. Jordan Cowart is coming to South Bend.
Jordan is a one star center from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida (same school as Wenger, Young, and Turk). But Notre Dame is not looking for him to be a center. The Irish will place him as a long snapper.
The Irish faced tough times snapping the ball this season after the departure of current Green Bay Packer and Fighting Irish long snapper J.J. Jansen. This will look to solidify an improving special teams unit.
ESPN provides this evaluation of Cowart:
I can't imagine there to be a better long snapper in the country than Cowart.
He has a lot of velocity on his punt snaps; very little arc on the 14 yd. snap.
Punt snaps are not only fast enough, they are accurate thus making it easy for
the punter to handle. Short snaps mirror the long snaps in terms of speed and
accuracy. The short snaps are a tight spiral and consistently hit the holders
hands. Cowart also carries a big enough frame to provide solid protection as a
snapper. There is no doubt he is destined to be a Division 1 long snapper.
This is an important pick up for Notre Dame from a need standpoint.
Welcome To Notre Dame Jordan!!!