Irish well-represented in Phil Steele

Football preseason preview guru Phil Steele released his preseason all conference teams, and several ACC players were well-represented. Here’s a look at some ACC players singled out by Steele for honors:

Notre Dame: The Irish are an independent in football, and making first team All Independent on offense were:

RB Tarean Folston, WR Will Fuller, WR Chris Brown, TE Durham Smythe, OL Nick Martin, OL Ronnie Stanley and OL Steve Elmer

First team defense included:

DL Jarron Jones, DL Sheldon Day, LB Jaylon Smith, LB Joe Schmidt, DB Cole Luke, DB KeiVarae Russell, DB Max Redfield

The second-team offense included:

QB Malik Zaire, WR CJ Prosise, OL Quenton Nelson and OL Mike McGlinchey

The second-team defense included: DL Romeo Okwara, LB James Onwualu and DB Elijah Shumate.

K Justin Yoon, P Tyler Newsome and return man Greg Bryant all made second-team special teams.