Offer Report: Notre Dame targets Florida powerhouse
A trifecta of recruits at a Florida powerhouse program reported Notre Dame offers Tuesday. ND Insider takes a closer look at defensive end Lashawn Paulino-Bell, defensive tackle Kivon Bennett and cornerback Asante Samuel Jr.
• 2017 DE LASHAWN PAULINO-BELL, 6-4, 225; FORT LAUDERDALE (FLA.) ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 47 weakside defensive end.
Rivals ranking: Three stars.
Top offers: Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh and California.
Notre Dame connection: Paulino-Bell teams with Irish linebacker commit Drew White. St. Thomas Aquinas has provided Notre Dame with a number of players in past, most recently with wide receiver Corey Holmes and former cornerback Cody Riggs.
Below are Paulino-Bell’s junior highlights via Hudl.
Very Excited To Receive An Offer From The University Of Notre Dame #Fighting Irish pic.twitter.com/XyEuwmucBn
— TunechiⓂ️™1k (@D1_Tune) May 10, 2016
• 2017 DT KIVON BENNETT, 6-3, 260; FORT LAUDERDALE (FLA.) ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
Junior stats: 31 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, five sacks and one forced fumble.
Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 28 defensive tackle.
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 43 defensive tackle.
Top offers: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami and Ohio State.
Below are Bennett’s junior highlights via Hudl.
Humbled to receive an offer from Notre Dame @Corey_Bender@HamiltonESPN@RyanBartowpic.twitter.com/cDoEnocY4F
— Kivon (KB) Bennett (@kb_versace) May 11, 2016
• 2018 CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR., 5-10, 166; FORT LAUDERDALE (FLA.) ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
Sophomore stats: 18 tackles, five interceptions and seven pass breakups.
247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 21 cornerback.
Rivals ranking: Four stars.
Top offers: Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Miami and Ohio State.
Below are Samuel’s sophomore highlights via Hudl.
Extremely Blessed To Receive An Offer From The University Of Norte Dame #FightingIrish#Humble ☘ pic.twitter.com/ZnK7Pm3GkD
— Asante Samuel Ⓜ️ (@godschild3_) May 10, 2016