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Chase Claypool | Wide Receiver

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 213

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Notre Dame sophomore WR Chase Claypool caught nine passes for 180 yards and a touchdown in a 48-37 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Claypool had a great game, but it could have been even bigger if not for a wide-open drop that would have lead to a 50-plus yard touchdown. Still, Claypool was able to find wide-open holes in the Wake Forest defense, and he found the end zone from 34-yards out on a pass from Brandon Wimbush. We know Notre Dame can run the football. If Claypool and the Irish can pass like they did against a not-awful Wake Forest defense? Watch out. They take on Miami (FL) next week. Nov 4 - 7:25 PM

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Notre Dame sophomore WR Chase Claypool is listed with the first team on the depth chart in advance of this weekend's game against North Carolina.

Though Claypool has been the clear second-banana to junior Equanimeous St. Brown among the team's wideouts, he actually hadn't been listed as a starter until now. That will continue to be the case now that Claypool's position in the hierarchy is official. "We feel a little bit more comfortable on the perimeter with Claypool and [St. Brown]," HC Brian Kelly said after the blowout victory over Miami (OH) on Saturday. "We’re still a work in progress with some of the other receivers. … We’re still evolving. We’re getting closer, but no, I’m not ready to tell you that we’re solid in our first three guys yet." The 6-foot-4, 228-pound Claypool has seven catches for 80 yards this season. Last year, he had five catches for 81 yards as a freshman.
Oct 4 - 4:42 PM's Greg Flammang passes along that Notre Dame sophomore WR Chase Claypool "flashed on a number of plays" during the team's spring game.

Per the One Foot Down blog over at SB Nation, Claypool remains a somewhat unpolished route runner. With a 6-foot-5, 213-pound frame, though, he doesn't necessarily have to be a technician to make his presence felt -- particularly in the red zone. This past season, he caught five passes for 81 yards. Notre Dame has a number of relatively unproven receiving options to sort through beyond Equanimeous St. Brown, with Claypool, Kevin Stepherson, C.J. Sanders, Miles Boykin and Corey Holmes among the options HC Brian Kelly will be considering for potential impact roles during August camp.
May 22 - 4:58 PM

Notre Dame signed four-star WR Chase Claypool.

Claypool hails from Abbotsford, British Columbia, and already has the prototypical size coaches love to see from a potential impact receiver. The 6-foot-5, 213-pound wideout "explodes off the line with good surge, has quick feet, gets into routes and can reach top speed quickly given his size," according to the ESPN 300, where he ranks 159th. Oregon was pursuing him as a possible linebacker and while Notre Dame might convert him over from offense, the Irish just lost their two leading receivers (William Fuller, Chris Brown) to the draft. There could be early playing time for Claypool if things break right.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 12:37:00 PM