4-Star New Jersey Safety Adon Shuler commits to Notre Dame

On Sunday, 4-Star safety Adon Shuler from Irvington, New Jersey, announced his commitment to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on CBS Sports HQ. The 6’0 190 pound prospect is a top 200 player in the 2023 recruiting class according to 247 Sports, and chose the Irish over a healthy offer list that included; the Penn State Nittany Lions, Maryland Terrapins, Florida Gators, Boston College Eagles, and more.

Shuler is a smooth athlete out on the football field, but also shows his good speed and athleticism on the track with a 11.89 100 yard dash time as a sophomore while also competing in the long jump and triple jump. He’s a physical player that is aggressive in his defense against the run. While I’m still a little uncertain about his coverage skills as a whole, he has great ball skills, and can be a playmaker in the secondary.

Shuler is the third commitment of the 2023 Notre Dame recruiting class — a class that is now ranked 3rd in the 247 Composite Team Rankings. It’s clear that Marcus Freeman and his defensive staff in South Bend are on a roll, and part of the proof is the high quality of this 3 man class which is all defense at the moment.

DE Keon Keeley FL 6'5" 230 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/28/21
DE Brenan Vernon OH 6'5" 245 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/29/21
S Adon Shuler NJ 6'0" 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 08/15/21

The Irish are setting themselves up for a very deep secondary in the future if everyone stays put in South Bend. Even if there is the normal amount of attrition, Notre Dame continues to stack the talent on the back end after years of struggle to have the right amount of numbers.

Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Quarterback - Steve Angeli Tyler Buchner, Ron Powlus Drew Pyne Brendon Clark
Running Back - Jadarian Price Audric Estime, Logan Diggs Chris Tyree Kyren Williams
Tight End - Eli Raridon, Holden Staes Cane Berrong, Mitchell Evans Michael Mayer, Kevin Bauman -
Wide Receiver - Amorion Walker, C.J. Williams, Tobias Merriweather Deion Colzine, Lorenzo Styles, Jayden Thomas Xavier Watts -
Center - Ashton Craig - - Zeke Correll
Guard - - Pat Coogan, Rocco Spindler - -
Tackle - Joey Tanona, Ty Chan Blake Fisher, Joe Alt, Caleb Johnson Michael Carmody, Tosh Baker Andrew Kristofic, Quinn Carroll
Defensive Tackle - Donovan Hinish Gabe Rubio Rylie Mills, Aidan Keanaaina Howard Cross, NaNa Osafo Mensah
Defensive End Keon Keeley, Brenan Vernon Tyson Ford, Aiden Gobaira Jason Onye, Will Schweitzer Alexander Ehrensberger, Jordan Botelho Isaiah Foskey, Osita Ekwonu
Linebacker - Nolan Ziegler, Joshua Burnham, Junior Tuihalamaka, Jaylen Sneed Prince Kollie, Kahanu Kia - Jack Kiser, Marist Liufau, JD Bertrand
Safety Adon Shuler Jayden Bellamy Justin Walters, Khari Gee - Litchfield Ajavon
Cornerback - Devin Moore, Jayden Mickey, Benjamin Morrison Ryan Barnes, Philip Riley, Chance Tucker, JoJoJohnson Clarence Lewis, Caleb Offord, Ramon Henderson KJ Wallace, Cam Hart
Specialists - - Josh Bryan (K) Alex Peitsch (LS) -
Totals 3/85 (3) 24/85 (21) 50/85 (26) 65/85 (15) 80/85 (15)

This 2023 class is very, very early — but it has the potential to develop into a true top 5 class. The Irish are hot on the trail, and another quality season in 2021 and 2022 to match what they have done since 2017 all but wipes the memory of “struggles” for these very young recruits.