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Notre Dame gets the letter: Tariq Bracy, three-star cornerback

TARIQ BRACY

Milpitas High School; Calif.

Measurements: 6’0”, 170 lbs.

Accolades: Rivals.com three-star; No. 39 cornerback in the country and No. 65 prospect in California.

Other Notable Offers: Bracy chose Notre Dame over a litany of west coast options, including Cal, Utah and Washington State.

Projected Position: Cornerback.

Quick Take: Remember when the Irish failed to sign a single cornerback just 10 months ago? Bracy is another piece of rectifying that failure.

Short-Term Roster Outlook: That dearth of corners directly in front of him presents a path for Bracy to find quick playing time, especially if current sophomore Julian Love wanders back to safety, moving junior Shaun Crawford to cornerback from the nickel position. Bracy could fill in there in certain situations from the outset.

Long-View Depth Chart Impact: The Irish might be alright with cornerbacks at the moment, but it will need them in 2019 or 2020, and without any in the class ahead of him, Bracy’s timeline will be expedited by a season. He’ll be contributing no later than his sophomore year and, given natural development, could be a starter as a junior.