Cooper Flanagan described his scholarship from Notre Dame Cathedral as a dream come true, and it didn’t take long for the newest star tight end to raided Concord and promised to play in South Bend.
Flanagan, a junior at De La Salle, is considered to be one of the country’s top near-end players. He announced on Thursday morning that he has played against the Irish Fighting Team. promise. He is regarded as a four-star recruit by 247Sports, and is the country’s 8th tight end and the 9th in California in 2023.
“I am very happy to continue my academic and football career at Notre Dame University,” Flanagan wrote in a statement on social media. “Thank you to coach (Brian) Kelly and the entire coaching staff for believing in me and giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I will do my best!”
-Cooper Flanagan (@CooperXFlanagan) September 2, 2021
Flanagan, who is 6-6 and 240 years old, is also good at blocking and catching the ball. In the Spartan offense, he fought side by side with close end Brodie Tagaloa-6-4, 260.
“We can have these two players as wide receivers, we can keep them in the front line, or we can put them together,” De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh said. “They will often play side by side.”
247Sports considers Flanagan to be one of the country’s top 100 recruits in the class of 2023, and the Bay Area’s most acclaimed candidate in his class (juniors still have two full seasons). Tagaloa is a senior in the class of 2022 and has received acceptance letters from California, Arizona, Oregon and other places, but has not yet made a commitment.
They are the latest in a series of top tight recruits created in Sparta after Devin Asiasi and Austin Hooper, and they are all in the NFL now. Both players stayed on the Pac-12 career path.
Flanagan will accompany defensive winger Isaiah Foskey in the fighting Irish dressing room, and he is the star of De La Salle until he graduates in 2018. Notre Dame also has former Bay Area high school stars Wil Schweitzer (LB, Los Gatos), Charlie Selna (TE, Menlo-Atherton) and TaRic Bracy (CB, Milpitas).