2021 QB Tyler Buchner receives Notre Dame offer following Elite Skills Camps

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Tyler Buchner's first season as a full-time starting quarterback won't come until later this year.

But the rising sophomore has already started to gain national attention with his performances on the camp circuit. That was the case once again on Saturday as he attended Notre Dame's Elite Skills Camp.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound quarterback from La Jolla (Calif.) The Bishop's School threw well enough to earn an Irish offer following the event inside Notre Dame Stadium. Quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees worked closely with Buchner throughout the day.

Buchner showed arm strength and accuracy throughout his workout. His skill set has already landed him offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, UCLA and USC.

With senior Jeffrey Jackson taking most of the snaps at quarterback for The Bishop's School last season, Buchner worked some at wide receiver. He caught 15 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 20 times for 274 yards and four touchdowns. In limited opportunities as a passer, Buchner completed 28 of his 37 attempts for 512 yards and six touchdowns.

Buchner is also a talented lacrosse player. He was previously committed to Michigan in the sport.

No other recruits attending the camp received a Notre Dame offer immediately following the event, but a few young prospects put together noteworthy performances.

• OL Michael Carmody, 6-5, 267; Mars (Pa.) Area: The four-star recruit may be listed as a strongside defensive end by Rivals and a tight end by 247Sports, but Carmody's destined to be a college offensive lineman. He moves well for his size and even showed his ability to catch passes on Saturday, but his future will be in pushing people out of the way.

Irish offensive line coach Jeff Quinn worked with Carmody, whose older brother, Robby, is joining Notre Dame's basketball program this coming season, on blocking drills in the middle of the camp.

Michael Carmody's offer list includes Penn State, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Virginia tech and WIsconsin. 247Sports slates him as the No. 3 tight end in the 2020 class.

• CB Max Lenzy, 5-10, 170; Tigard (Ore.) High: Another younger brother of an incoming freshman at Notre Dame tried to make a name for himself Saturday. Max Lenzy, whose older brother, Braden, will play wide receiver for the Irish this season, showed some sticky coverage skills at the camp.

Lenzy broke up a few passes during the one-on-one passing session and kept up with the fastest receivers in attendance.

The 2020 recruit has received offers from both in-state Pac-12 programs: Oregon and Oregon State.

247Sports slates Lenzy as a four-star recruit and the No. 19 cornerback. Rivals rates him as a three-star recruit.

• TE Lukas Ungar, 6-4, 215; Morristown (N.J.) Delbarton School: Notre Dame added its first 2020 tight end commitment on Wednesday from Kevin Bauman. Ungar made a strong case to be under consideration if the Irish continue to push for a second recruit at the position.

He ran routes smoothly and was a big target for quarterbacks running down the seam.

Ungar's offer list includes Michigan, Maryland, UNC, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia. 247Sports slates Ungar as the No. 6 tight end in the 2020 class.

• RB Jaylon Roussell, 6-1, 180; Omaha (Neb.) Burke: A recruiting profile couldn't be found on the 2020 recruit on Saturday, but he stood out as an impressive athlete. He only recorded 52 carries for 389 yards and three touchdowns as sophomore at Burke. He also plays safety on the same defense as Notre Dame 2019 linebacker target Nick Henrich.

Roussell ran crisp routes, beat coverage with ease and had a few nice catches at the camp.

• WR Lorenzo Styles, 6-0, 165; Pickerington (Ohio) Central: The rising sophomore made a splash by recording a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash. He went on to show that speed in racing by defenders for some deep catches.

Styles didn't have the surest of hands — at times he would need to use his body to complete the catch — but he has plenty of time to develop as a 2021 recruit. Boston College became his first offer in May.

Styles is the son of the former Ohio State linebacker of the same name. His father was the third-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons and also played for the St. Louis Rams.

UPDATE: Styles reported a Notre Dame offer Sunday.


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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly talks to recruits following Saturday's Elite Skills Camp in Notre Dame Stadium.