Recruiting wide receivers has been a hot topic with Notre Dame fans and loyalists so far in the 2023 cycle. With the low numbers on the roster and the impending losses of Braden Lenzy, Avery Davis and Joe Wilkins Jr.. after the 2022 season, there is a need not only for quality in the position, but also for numbers.
One of the hottest prospects on the roster is wide receiver Folsom (Calif.) High School Rico Flores.
New wide receivers coach Chansi Stuckey made his turn on the recruiting trail, including establishing a connection with Flores. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound point guard is a ready-made contributor, and he knows it.
That’s why it’s important for him to have a quick opportunity to enter the field.
“My form has to be welcoming and feel like home, where I have the best opportunity to play because I want to start in the first year and not in a redshirt,” explained Flores. “I want a place that gives me the best chance of achieving my ultimate goal which is the NFL.”
With the lack of depth on the current roster, Notre Dame could potentially offer that immediate contribution, or at least the opportunity to earn that playing time. The staff have been doing their best to sell the cup so far.
“I talk to Notre Dame at least once a week,” Flores said. “Coach (tommy) Rees and trainer (song) stuckey touch the most. »
Part of a Folsom Bulldogs qualifying team for the playoffs, Flores led the team with 1,157 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 81 receptions. He also took his only rush of the season for 52 yards and averaged 31.4 yards per kick return and a touchdown for good measure. This helps explain why On3 ranks him 100th in the world for the country’s players.
If the stats aren’t enough to illustrate the kind of ability Flores brings to the table, he explained what he could bring to his potential program pick. The impact extends on and off the pitch.
“I feel like I bring an all-around dynamic player after playing the tough games; keep and leave everything on the pitch to be a great guy with my teammates,” Flores said.
Flores has yet to visit South Bend but intends to make the trip before his decision is made. Flores understands the magnitude of the decision – and currently has a timeline to make it.
“I plan to commit over the summer,” Flores said.
The talented point guard currently holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU, Texas, USC, Oregon, Tennessee, Nebraska, UCLA, Utah, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Washington, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Oregon State, California, Colorado, and Arizona. .
To show off her academic prowess, consider that Flores also has an offer from Yale.
When it comes to sideburns, Flores keeps his thoughts close to the vest. For now, he is enjoying the process and developing a deeper understanding.
A trip to South Bend could be a game changer. For now, add him to the roster of talented pass catchers that Notre Dame is making a priority.
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