It was tough to choose between Kaleb Smith and one of those talented freshmen coming to reload the receiving corps, but I went with the veteran transfer who will most likely crack the starting lineup.
While I think the world of Jaden Greathouse, Braylon James, and Rico Flores, I think that Smith has the ability to come in and have an immediate impact given his experience.
The Virginia Tech transfer has the ability to come in and become the team’s WR1 right away, gelling this offseason with Sam Hartman. He had his best season with Virginia Tech last season, smashing all of his career bests in receptions (37), yards (674), touchdown catches (3), and yards per reception (18.2).
Smith has a strong frame, runs good routes, and he’s as sure-handed as they come. His final season at Virginia Tech set him up to choose wherever he wanted to go and Notre Dame is a good fit since the Irish will be looking for a WR1.
I think he has a career year with the Irish in 2023.