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Adon Shuler is the young top tier safety Notre Dame has been looking for, here's why

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Adon Shuler – 2023 Notre Dame Commit

By Ian Neff

The Notre Dame 2023 class is shaping up to be a special one, and New Jersey safety Adon Shuler is a crucial component of it. Shuler is a unanimous 4-star recruit and is 6-0 and 190 lbs., per 247 Sports. He was offered by Notre Dame on May 13, 2021, and committed shortly after on August 15, 2021. Shuler heads into his senior season at Irvington High School in New Jersey this fall, on the heels of an impressive junior campaign. He plays free safety and wide receiver for the Blue Knights and also contributes on special teams.

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Adon led his Irvington High football team to a 12-2 record and their fourth straight NJSFC conference championship over Northern Highlands. Adon scored the first touchdown of the championship game when he returned a punt for 45 yards to the endzone. He also contributed with six tackles on the day.

Shuler totaled 80 tackles in his junior season with five solo tackles. He also had an impressive six interceptions on the season, with two returned for touchdowns. He also had two forced fumbles and seven and a half tackles for a loss on the season. Adon has been a contributor on all three phases of the ball since his sophomore season, making him a very versatile player.

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Adon is a 247 sports composite 4-star recruit, ranked as the No. 164 player in the nation. He is the No. 14 safety in the country and the second-best player in the state of new jersey. His impressive junior season has recently garnered him new offers from programs like Alabama and Michigan State. Notre Dame fans shouldn't be too worried, as Shuler is a true leader in this 2023 Notre Dame class, playing the role of a player recruiter by forming relationships with the best players in the country. He has another visit to Notre Dame planned for the spring game, with many other recruits from the 2023 class. Shuler is still a young player but has already shown impressive football IQ with his reads in coverage and angles he takes to attack ball carriers. When he arrives at Notre Dame he will have had time to grow physically, putting him in a position to be a consistent starter. Notre Dame will need to fill the shoes of Senior safeties DJ Brown, Brandon Joseph, and Houston Griffith, giving Shuler an opportunity for major playing time early on in his career. He might not be a starter as a Freshman, but he will most likely see the field through special teams and as a backup. I would expect him to have an increased role by his Sophomore and Junior seasons.

The 2023 class already has two four star safeties committed in Adon Shuler and top 100 recruit Peyton Bowen. Notre Dame will likely add even more by the end of the recruiting cycle, and be in position to shape a dangerous backfield for the Fighting Irish. Shuler is a key piece in this picture, as even though he isn’t the biggest Safety, he makes up for that with his speed and football IQ. Shuler is a track and field athlete, which has helped him improve on his speed and explosiveness, and he should improve even more by his senior season, and when he arrives on campus as.

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