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2014 Notre Dame Football Recruiting Visitors - BYU

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Notre Dame is hosting several visitors for the final home game of the 2013 season and hope to make a strong impression on several underclassmen.

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Notre Dame has their final home game of the 2013 football season on Saturday when the host the BYU Cougars. While this is the final chance for recruits to visit during a game, the staff is planning on hosting a number of recruits for the season ending banquet on December 13.


Unofficial Visitors (16):

Committed Players

WR Justin Brent - Speedway, IN (Speedway)

DE/LB Grant Blankenship - The Colony, TX (The Colony)

Uncommitted Players

LB Nyles Morgan - Crete, IL (Crete-Monee)

QB Blake Barnett (2015) - Corona, CA (Santiago)

WR/TE Miles Boykin (2015) - New Lenox, IL (Providence Catholic)

QB Kyle Castner (2015) - Indianapolis, IN (Ben Davis)

LB John Combs Buchanan (2015) - Maysville, KY (Mason County)

QB Jimmy Fitzgerald (2015) - Champaign, IL (Centennial)

CB Ashton Preston (2015) - Edmond, OK (Santa Fe)

OT Adam Solomon (2015) - Indianapolis, IN (Bishop Chatard)

LB Raegan Williams (2015) - Jackson, OH (Jackson)

OT Sean Foster (2016) - Mundelein, IL (Carmel Catholic)

ATH Daelin Hayes (2016) - Orchard Lake, MI (St. Mary's)

WR Conner O'Donnell (2016) - Huntersville, NC (Southlake Christian)

LB Ethan Tucky (2016) - Delaware, OH (Hayes)

RB Robert Washington (2016) - Huntersville, NC (Southlake Christian)


  • Brent returns for yet another game this fall while Blankenship previously saw the Irish play in Dallas
  • Morgan returns to South Bend after visiting for the USC game. Notre Dame seems to be picking up some momentum with his recruitment, but Ole Miss and Vanderbilt seem to be the teams to beat.
  • Barnett returns for a second game this fall and experts believe he will commit this weekend or shortly thereafter
  • Boykin is shaping up to be one of the top receivers in the 2015 class
  • Preston is waiting on offers from ND (along with Texas and Oklahoma), but if/when the Irish offer they would be at the top of his list
  • The remaining visitors are still pretty early in the process and have a limited offer list. Early interest in Notre Dame along with an offer generally result in positive results for the Irish.


Official Visitors (3):

Committed Players:

DT Jay Hayes - Brooklyn, NY (Poly Prep)

DE Andrew Trumbetti - Demarest, NJ (Demarest)

Uncommitted Players:

DE Jhonathon Williams - Berrien Springs, MI (Berrien Springs)


  • Hayes finally gets a chance to make his official visit to South Bend. He has a good chance at some early playing time, but that may depend on summer workouts and how well he performs in camp.
  • Trumbetti had a "monster" senior year and should be in the rotation early for the Irish at DE in 2014
  • Williams recently received his offer from the Irish (in addition to one from Michigan). He is currently committed to Missouri and has the frame to add the required weight to play defensive end in Bob Diaco's scheme.