South Bend, IN –– The Fighting Irish are 3 – 6 and it feels like the perfect time to start looking forward to next season. The good news about Notre Dame football is no matter how sub-par a season might be, the program is always able to attract some of the nation’s top recruits. And according to Rivals the Irish have the 6th best recruiting class in the country and that’s why Notre Dame fans always have a reason for optimism.
Every consistently good football team has a strong offensive line. It’s not worth having great skill position players if the quarterback doesn’t have time to throw and if the running backs don’t have holes to run through. That’s why top ranked recruits like Robert Hainsey are so crucial to the Irish for the next several seasons.
The giant 4-Star recruit plays for IMG Academy (FL), which is currently ranked #1 team in the country. He knows what it takes to be a champion and hopefully, he’ll bring that mentality with him to South Bend.
The Irish haven’t won a national championship since the 80’s, but with the dual-threat quarterback, Avery Davis being protected by one of the best O-linemen in the country, who knows what the Fighting Irish are going t be capable of. So, without further delay – please allow me to introduce you to one of the monster recruits from the class of 2017, Robert Hainsey.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
School: IMG Academy
Weight: 276 lbs
National Rank: 79th overall
Position rank: 11th
Q: Who’s your biggest influence when it comes to football?
A: “Definitely my parents they have guided me all the way up to this point.”
Q: Other than school and football, what are your biggest interests and hobbies?
A: “School and football take up most my time, but if I do have free time I just like hanging out with my friends “
Q: What do you plan on major in at Notre Dame in the fall?
Q: What made you choose Notre Dame or the other schools that made you offers?
A: “What it can do for me outside of football. Notre dame is a great school and I feel it will prepare and set me up best for life after football.”
Q: Who’s your favorite player or players of all time?
A: “Taylor Lewan and Joe Thomas, I watch guys like that a lot and try to learn what I can.”
Q: If you cold play for any team in the NFL, which one would you chose?
A: “I’d have to be loyal to my hometown and say the Steelers, but I’d also love to play for the Cowboys.”
Q: If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you visit?
A: “Italy, no doubt”