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Letters are in: DLs Darnell Ewell and Jonathon MacCollister

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DARNELL EWELL
Lake Taylor; Norfolk, Va.

Measurements: 6’4, 295 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus four-star recruit; No. 6 player in Virginia per rivals.com; ninth at position and 139th in country;

Other Considered Offers: Virginia Tech

Projected Position: Defensive tackle

Quick Take: Don’t expect Ewell to preserve a year of eligibility in 2017, barring injury. With his size and quickness, new defensive coordinator Mike Elko will likely want to get Ewell into the middle of the line as quickly as possible.

While many Irish fans have bemoaned this recruiting class, players like Ewell are why it will likely end up a top-20 or even top-15 class nationally.


JONATHON MACCOLLISTER
Bishop Moore; Deland, Fla.

Measurements: 6’4, 253 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus three-star recruit

Other Notable Offers: Auburn, Clemson, Michigan State, Ohio State

Projected Position: Defensive end

Quick Take: With Jalen Harris staying in the southwest, MacCollister may be the only true edge-rusher in this class. His length should serve him well in a three-down front, which is expected of new defensive coordinator Mike Elko.