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SIGNED: TE Tommy Tremble

Norcross (Ga.) Wesleyan tight end Tommy Tremble has submitted his National Letter of Intent to Notre Dame on Wednesday.

RANKING

Rivals: 3-star (No. 52 prospect in Georgia and No. 18 tight end nationally)
BGI Grade: 4.0-star
Upside Grade: 5.0-star

MEASURABLES

At The Opening Atlanta Regional, Tremble recorded a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, a 4.20 in the shuttle, a 35-foot power ball toss and a 35.8-inch vertical. His 40-yard dash time was the best of any tight end in the country at any The Opening event.

STATISTICS

SENIOR SEASON: Notched four catches for 39 yards and a touchdown in two games. Also had nine tackles and two sacks on defense. Missed much of the season with a foot injury.

JUNIOR SEASON: Caught 15 passes for 298 yards (19.9 per reception) and two touchdowns.

RECRUITMENT

POWER FIVE OFFERS: Notre Dame, UCLA, Michigan, Georgia, Auburn, California, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Tremble committed to Notre Dame Dec. 14, giving the Irish a second tight end to join George Takacs in the 2018 class. The Irish staff pushed hard for Tremble after offering in May and got the talented three-star on campus multiple times, including over the summer and game visits for USC (official) and Navy (unofficial).

The tight end was recruited primarily by offensive coordinator Chip Long. Notre Dame was the perceived leader for much of Tremble’s recruitment since the summer and was able to hold off late pushes from Michigan and UCLA.

NOTABLE

• Missed most of his senior season with an ankle injury.
• Transferred to Wesleyan for his senior season from Alpharetta (Ga.) Johns Creek.
• Tremble’s father, Greg Tremble, played defensive back at Georgia and in the NFL.
• Held Ivy League offers from Columbia, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Yale.
· His older sister is a freshman track athlete at Marshall.

2018 PROJECTION

Notre Dame is loaded at tight end next season, but no other tight end on the roster has Tremble’s elite level of athleticism. A redshirt season would be ideal for Tremble, who could use a season to get stronger, add good weight and learn the nuances of route running, but his speed and ball skills could provide him early playing opportunities if the need arises.

BGI ANALYSIS

“Tremble is one of the most underrated players in the country, something that won’t change after he missed almost all of his senior season with an ankle injury. He is just scratching the surface of his ability, and if not for his injury the odds are good that he would be much higher on this list.

“The 6-4, 225-pound tight end is an elite athlete for the position. During the Atlanta Regional of The Opening last March, he ran a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash and posted a 4.20 in the pro shuttle. He also leaped 35.8 inches. Those are good numbers for a 6-0 wide receiver, they are elite numbers for a tight end.

“Testing numbers are great, but a player has to show it on the field, and Tremble does that. He’s a true vertical threat at the position, and a matchup nightmare for safeties and linebackers. He is a good route runner and his ball skills are very good, although I’d like to see him attack the ball a bit more aggressively at times. His hands are natural and strong. He is undersized at this point in time, but as a junior he showed the physicality and effort needed to be a good run blocker.” BGI football analyst Bryan Driskell

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