Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 1, 2012
RB, ****, 205 pounds, 5-11
Fitch High School
A strong and well-built running back, Will Mahone hopes to step in as Notre Dame’s primary physical back and fill the void created by Jonas Gray’s graduation.
In his senior season at Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio, Mahone averaged 7.3 yards per carry and reeled off several long touchdown runs. He also contributed as a linebacker for Fitch, creating two forced fumbles and snatching four interceptions.
Mahone’s size makes it difficult for defenders to tackle him, as he is powerful enough to drive through defenders. He is not exactly a speedy running back but possesses a quick initial burst and has the ability to change direction with ease.