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2013 Irish pledge, Jaylon Smith

Notre Dame gained a talent rare to its program when outside linebacker Jaylon Smith offered his pledge to the 2013 recruiting class.

At least 10 years. It's been that long since Notre Dame'sdefense featured a linebacker that remotely reminds me of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers senior Jaylon Smith. And that former star's recruiting profile wasn't in the same stratosphere as Smith's is today. 2002 Butkus finalist and All-American inside linebacker Courtney Watson possessed many of Smith's attributes during his time with the Irish...

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