Welcome back to the One Foot Down recruiting Big Board for Fighting Irish football.
A bunch of new offers went out since our last update so let's get right to it.
First, Carlos Becker was offered out of Kissimmee just south of Orlando and Disney World. According to 247 he'll be making a trip to Notre Dame this summer as part of a wider campus tour. He's pretty wide open right now with top offers from Florida State, Ohio State, and Michigan State among others.
Coming out of powerhouse Allen High School in the Dallas suburbs is Jaylon Jones. He was being recruited heavily by Kerry Cooks but since the former Irish assistant moved on to Oklahoma the current staff has had to rebuild its relationship with him.
A couple weekends ago Notre Dame offered David Long out of Loyola H.S. in Los Angeles. A week later he picked up a big offer from USC. He received a visit from VanGorder this week and may be visiting at some point in the future.
Just a few days after committing to Michigan State, the Fighting Irish offered (OH) Austin Andrews .853 out of St. Francis De Sales in Columbus.
Back in mid-April Chattanooga's (TN) Nygel Edmonds .891 committed to Stanford. This week he was offered by Notre Dame. We're trying to get him to come to the Irish Invasion next month and he's been receptive to a visit to South Bend.
Eric Cuffee is eyeing a summer visit to Notre Dame so he can camp in front of the staff.
Texas recently offerd Kristian Fulton who is going to visit Florida soon. He'll be deciding in July.
Not much going on with Damar Hamlin who is taking things slow and will cut his list down next month ahead of official visits in the fall. Notre Dame remains solidly in the mix.
Tennessee and Georgia are standing out for Mecole Hardman.
Jared Mayden is going to make his commitment at The Opening and right now it's believed Ohio State is the slight favorite.
USA Today recently had a nice piece on the talented Trayvon Mullen.
Byron Murphy earned an invite to The Opening this month.
Notre Dame will be getting a visit out of Joejuan Williams and is coming up with teammate and defensive tackle prospect (TN) Jeremy Darvin .847 who has not been offered by the Irish yet. Williams is finishing this semester at Father Ryan but will be transferring to Hendersonville H.S. for his senior season.
Last Friday Michigan State picked up the commitment of (IL) Kenney Lyke .861 so he's off the Big Board now. Notre Dame was among his finalists after offering just a few weeks prior to his announcement. He might not flip but Lyke isn't someone to ignore for the Irish in the coming months, either.
A new offer went out to C.J. Pollard from Junipero Serra in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Gardena. He moved Notre Dame into his top six after the offer. Pollard plans on committing at The Opening but still taking his official visits.
Notre Dame offered another L.A. area safety recently in (CA) D.J. Morgan .871 who has been committed to Arizona State since May 20th. He stated to Scout that the Irish lost contact with him in the transition from Matt LaFleur to Mike Denbrock as the southern California recruiter. However, he's cousins with Skylar Diggins and with family in South Bend he's going to be someone to watch down the road.
Deontay Anderson has a bunch of visits lined up for the future.
Notre Dame was recently at Serra to watch Brandon Burton practice and are still pushing for a summer and fall visit.
A visit to Baylor was had last weekend by Brandon Jones.
Eric Monroe recently posted his top 10 teams prior to a visit to LSU. It does not feature Notre Dame.
Tennessee, Notre Dame, and Stanford are the favorites of Ikenna Okeke right now. We could see some good things happen here during the summer.
Not much on Andrew Pryts this month. He visited Ohio State earlier in May.
Devin Studstill is coming to the Irish Invasion and has been a priority for Notre Dame. He was offered by North Carolina in the middle of May.
Another player coming to the Irish Invasion is Chacho Ulloa, plus he's already scheduled for official visits to Notre Dame and Michigan State. The Irish are in his top 5 with the Spartans, Stanford, Arizona State, and Vanderbilt.
Corona (Calif.) Centennial three-star safety Chacho Ulloa is 'in' for the Irish Invasion next month .. http://t.co/9MrxiAywq3— BlueandGold.com (@BGInews) May 27, 2015
Nigel Warrior continues to focus on several SEC teams, plus Ohio State.
Ohio State has also been slowly gaining momentum with Craig Watts, too.