By all accounts, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had a great Junior Day this past weekend, and very quickly, we are starting to see the results from the huge recruiting event. 4 Star Cornerback, K.J. Wallace committed to the Irish today.
The Atlanta Georgia prospect has been friends with 2018 signee Derrick Allen (S) for a long time, and K.J. is going to follow him to South Bend.
Blessed .. pic.twitter.com/NRmHZ7Qomz— K.J. Wallace (@KJ_WALLACE_2) January 28, 2018
Wallace chose the Irish over the Stanford Cardinal, Auburn Tigers, and others after he was able to see Notre Dame up close and personal this past weekend.
That's a quick commitment for a Notre Dame program that is trying to strike while the iron is hot. Corner was a huge need in the last cycle, and still continues to be one (although with a lot of help in 2018) in this one as well.
Notre Dame continues to work hard on increasing its speed and athleticism in all its position groups, and gets a really good talent ranked in the top 300 here.
Many expect Notre Dame to get more than a handful of commitments from this pat Junior Day, and many insiders believe it will happen sooner than later.
Wallace is the third commitment in this class and the first defensive back. It's too early to say exactly how many recruits the Irish will take at each position, but the guess is that they will take up to three corners in 2019.
2019 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart
|Quarterback||Brendon Clark||Phil Jurkovec*||Ian Book*|
|Running Back||Kyren Williams||Jahmir Smith*, C'Bo Flemister*||Jafar Armstrong*||Tony Jones Jr.*|
|Tight End||⭐️||George Takacs*, Tommy Tremble*||Cole Kmet, Brock Wright|
|Wide Receiver||Cam Hart, Kendall Abdur-Rahman||Micah Jones*, Kevin Austin, Braden Lenzy*, Lawrence Keys III*, Joe Wilkins Jr.*||Michael Young, Isaiah Robertson||Chase Claypool, Javon McKinley*||Chris Finke|
|Center||Zeke Correll||Jarrett Patterson*||Trevor Ruhland|
|Guard||John Olmstead||John Dirksen*||Dillan Gibbons*, Aaron Banks*||Tommy Kraemer*|
|Tackle||Andrew Kristofic, Quinn Carroll||Cole Mabry*||Robert Hainsey, Josh Lugg*||Liam Eichenberg*|
|Defensive Tackle||Jacob Lacey, Hunter Spears||Jayson Ademilola, Ja'mion Franklin*||Kurt Hinish, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa*|
|Defensive End||Howard Cross, NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Isaiah Foskey||Justin Ademilola*, Ovie Oghoufo*||Kofi Wardlow*||Ade Ogundeji*, Daelin Hayes, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara, Jamir Jones|
|Linebacker||Jack Kiser, Osi Ekwonu, Marist Luifau, JD Bertrand||Matt Bauer, Jack Lamb*, Shayne Simon, Paul Moala||Drew White*, Jordan Genmark Heath, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah*||Jonathan Jones*||Asmar Bilal|
|Safety||Litchfield Ajavon, Kyle Hamilton||D.J. Brown*||Jalen Elliott, Alohi Gilman*|
|Cornerback||K.J. Wallace, Isaiah Rutherford||Tariq Bracy, Houston Griffith||Avery Davis*||Troy Pride Jr., Donte Vaughn||Shaun Crawford**|
|Specialists||Jay Bramblett||John Doerer||John Shannon*|
|22/85 (22)||46/85 (24)||63/85 (17)||80/85 (17)||84/85 (4)|