Notre Dame speedster returning for another year

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Notre Dame will have questions at wide receiver as the Irish turn their attention to preparing for the 2022 season but they did get good news for the position on Sunday night as Braden Lenzy went the way of Arnold Schwarzenegger in declaring his return next season.

Lenzy burst onto the scene in 2019 with several explosive plays for Notre Dame before 2020 saw him battle a hamstring injury that severely limited his availability. 2021 saw Lenzy haul in 32 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns.

With Kevin Austin off to the NFL and significant struggles in recent years to recruit the position, Lenzy could very well see a bigger role in the offense in 2022. His speed along with what Chris Tyree and Lorenzo Styles bring to the offense could bring big problems for opposing defenses.

Lenzy’s return answers some of the questions regarding Notre Dame at receiver in 2022 but Avery Davis’s decision still remains to be seen. Regardless, I’d anticipate Marcus Freeman, Tommy Rees, and company to be looking for additions to the position by way of the transfer portal this off-season.

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