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Notre Dame gets the letter: Jack Lamb, consensus four-star linebacker

JACK LAMB

Great Oak High School; Temecula, Calif.

Measurements: 6’4”, 224 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus four-star; No. 2 inside linebacker in the class per rivals.com, No. 10 prospect in California and No. 77 in the country overall; Under Armour All-American.

Other Notable Offers: Lamb chose Notre Dame over UCLA, with most of the Pac 10 chasing the West Coast product.

Projected Position: Inside linebacker.

Quick Take: Lamb will provide immediate depth at a position surprisingly lacking in the commodity. A physical linebacker with solid football instincts, Lamb should work his way up the depth chart in short order.

Short-Term Roster Outlook: Lamb might jump the current freshman duo of Drew White and David Adams. At that point, he could be in the linebacker rotation by the end of September, especially pending junior Te’von Coney’s decision regarding the NFL Draft.

Long-View Depth Chart Impact: Lamb does not arrive at Notre Dame as heralded as a Te’o, a Jaylon Smith or a Nyles Morgan, but he could fit into that line of talent before his time is done. There is no glaring weakness in his game, and he has physical traits begging for proper development.