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SIGNED: S Jordan Genmark Heath

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San Diego Cathedral Catholic athlete/safety Jordan Genmark Heath submitted his National Letter of Intent to Notre Dame on Wednesday.

Rivals ranks the 6-2, 205-pounder as a three-star talent, the No. 73 player in California and the No. 67 athlete in the country.

• Recorded a 4.65-second 40-yard dash, posted a time of 4.40 seconds in the shuttle and registered a 41-inch vertical jump at the Nike Football The Opening Regional in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016.

• Rushed for 197 yards and eight touchdowns on 47 carries while also adding 291 yards and two scores on 16 receptions as a senior.
• On defense, recorded 59 tackles, four interceptions and five pass deflections.

• Named to The San Diego Union-Tribune’s All-San Diego Section Team following his senior year.

All-Star Games And Camps
• Participated in the Nike Football The Opening Regional in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016.

• Flipped commitment from Cal to Notre Dame on Jan. 26, 2017.
• Was offered by Notre Dame Jan. 11, several days after the firing of the Bears’ head coach, Sonny Dykes. Was offered by Utah, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Washington State, Northwestern and Oregon State among others.
• Officially visited Notre Dame on Jan. 20, 2017.
• Main Notre Dame recruiters were defensive coordinator Mike Elko and defensive backs coach Todd Lyght.

• Originally from Sweden.
• Teammates with Morrison Mirer, son of former Notre Dame quarterback Rick Mirer.

2017 Projection
• Genmark Heath’s size, strength and intelligence could allow him to earn a spot on the depth chart or special teams in his first season.

BGI football analyst Bryan Driskell: “Genmark Heath isn’t going to blow anyone away with elite athleticism, but there is a lot to like about his game. He’s a well-built defender that checked in last summer at 205 pounds with a thick, athletic frame. He has some suddenness to his game.

“Arguably his best traits are his intelligence and instincts. He makes quick reads, drives quickly on the ball and gets his hands on a lot of passes. For Notre Dame, he projects to both the field safety and rover positions.”



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