Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Top 2021 WR Jaylin Noel Previews Notre Dame Stop

November 21, 2019

Jaylin Noel‍ has had some communication with Notre Dame Director of Recruiting Aaryn Kearney recently. Noel and the Irish will take the next step this weekend, when the 2021 Missouri wide receiver visits South Bend to see Notre Dame’s home finale against Boston College.

“At first, it was just communication getting to know me,” the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder said of his contact with Kearney.

“Then, he wanted to get me up on a visit, so he talked to my head coach and my head coach said they wanted me up, so we just planned it. Now I’m going to head up there this weekend.”

The Kansas City native already has offers from schools like Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State and Minnesota among others.

“It’s truly a blessing knowing I have options at this stage,” he said. “Sometimes it can get stressful knowing I’ll have to make a decision, but right now, it’s just fun knowing I’ll be able to pick where I want to go to school and make a career out of it.

“They like my explosiveness and my route-running. They like my athletic ability, being able to get off the ball really quick and attacking the ball when it’s thrown to me. Even though I’m small, they like my speed and athletic ability.”

He was fired up to learn about Notre Dame’s interest in him.

“It’s really exciting knowing how big of a school they are, them wanting me to come on a visit is really cool,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

The Park Hill High School standout is looking forward to learning more about Notre Dame.

“I’m always excited about the atmosphere of the school and how it feels, the excitement, the fans and the facilities of course,” he said.

He’s already taken visits to Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa State, Iowa and Kansas State among others.

But this could be his last trip for a little while.

“I think I’ll be waiting until junior day visits in January or February. After the Notre Dame one, I don’t have any more game visits planned.”

Noel has an idea of what’s going to be most important to him when he’s picking a school.

“Education has always been a big thing. Even before my recruiting process started, knowing that if colleges started contacting me, the education would come first and how it would benefit me.”

He’s looking at a few potential majors, including Business, Engineering and Sports Management.

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