The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were in dire need of cornerbacks in this class, and they helped that cause greatly by signing D.J. Brown to the 2018 class. Brown was an Under Armour All-American and chose the Irish over the Northwestern Wildcats and the California Bears. He was, at one time, committed to the Virginia Cavaliers.
Brown had always had a very high interest in the Irish, but when fellow Washington D.C. native Noah Boykin told Notre Dame that he was coming to South Bend and would sign with the Irish, Brown’s official visit was cancelled as that was the last spot left.
Of course that was when Notre Dame was also very much in it for Kyler Gordon and Julius Irvin and was in the lead for both. Those recruits both eventually committed to the Washington Huskies, and Notre Dame now had a spot for Brown.
The Irish did a good job of being up front with Brown about everything, and although he was very put off by the initial snub, Notre Dame’s honesty was sincere enough to bring Brown back in the fold. He finally got his official visit in with the Irish in late January, and subsequently decommitted from Virginia.
Brown joins an already deep cornerback class for the Irish, but it's also a class that has a lot of versatility.
WELCOME TO NOTRE DAME D.J.!