freshmen weight changes since signing day


The 10 June arrivals from Notre Dame’s freshman class will put on a gold helmet (a dimmed-down version, that is) for the first time in their careers Friday when the Irish open camp. They spent nearly two months with a strength coach Matt Balis in summer workouts preparing for their first taste of college football.

It seems they made gains from those grueling mornings, though, when comparing theirs listed weight on signing day in December to the updated measurements on Notre Dame’s roster. The 12 early enrollee freshmen already went through winter workouts and spring practice, but returned for another round with Balis this summer as well. Two of three scholarship transfers did the same.

Here’s a rundown of each June enrollee scholarship freshman and transfer’s height and weight entering preseason camp compared to its December figure as listed on the roster. Most measurements for mid-year enrollee freshmen and transfers have not changed since the spring. It seems likely they’ll be updated with the returners’ measurements (and possibly more adjustments for June arrivals) at some point before the season. Their old listings are from December or their prior college team.

Notre Dame June enrollee measurements

Running back Gi’Bran Payne

• New: 5-foot-9 1/8, 198 pounds

• Old: 5-10, 190 (from Payne’s signing with Indiana in December)

Wide receiver Tobias Merriweather

• New: 6-4, 190

• Age: 6-4, 188

Tight end Eli Raridon

• New: 6-6 ¾, 240

• Age: 6-6, 225

Tight than Holden Staes

• New: 6-4 ¼, 224

• Old: 6-4, 224

Offensive tackle Aamil Wagner

• New: 6-6, 260

• Old: 6-6, 260

Offensive tackle Ty Chan

• New: 6-5, 309

• Old: 6-5, 300

Interior lineman Ashton Craig

• New: 6-4 ¼, 291

• Old: 6-4, 274

Defensive tackle Donovan Hinish

• New: 6-1 5/8, 280

• Old: 6-2, 268

Defensive tackle Chris Smith (Harvard transfer)

• New: 6-1 3/8, 304

• Old: 6-2, 293

Cornerback Benjamin Morrison

• New: 6-0 ¼, 179

• Old: 6-0, 179

Punter Bryce McPherson

• New: 6-1 ½, 185

• Old: 6-1, 183

Mid-year newcomer measurements

Quarterback Steve Angeli

• New: 6-2, 210

• Old: Same

Running back Jadarian Price

• New: 5-10, 190

• Old: Same

Interior lineman Billy Schrauth

• New: 6-4, 272

• Old: Same

Interior lineman Joey Tanona

• New: 6-5, 284

• Old: Same

Defensive lineman Tyson Ford

• New: 6-4, 269

• Old: Same (was 255 in spring)

Defensive end Aiden Gobaira

• New: 6-5, 230

• Old: 6-5, 224 (was 6-4 5/8, 220 in spring)

Defensive end Joshua Burnham

• New: 6-4, 214

• Old: Same

Linebacker Jaylen Sneed

• New: 6-1 1/8, 198

• Old: 6-1, 198

Linebacker Junior Tuihalamaka

• New: 6-2, 229

• Old: Same

Linebacker Nolan Ziegler

• New: 6-3, 205

• Old: Same

Cornerback Jayden Bellamy

• New: 5-11, 170

• Old: Same

Cornerback Jaden Mickey

• New: 5-11 ½, 176

• Age: 5-11, 176

Safety Brandon Joseph (Northwestern transfer)

• New: 6-1, 192

• Old: Same

Kicker Blake Grupe (Arkansas State transfer)

• New: 5-7 3/8, 150

• Old: 5-8, 148

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