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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Pot of Gold | Live Blog

March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

It’s also a significant day for the class of 2023 as we expect Notre Dame to begin an aggressive push for many top prospects across the country. 

The Irish staff has already been active in offering 42 prospects in the 2023 recruiting class. The Midwest has been a hot spot as normal, but Florida and Georgia have also been hit hard early by the staff. 

Midwest Offers
WR Carnell Tate‍ - IMG Academy (Fla.) (Chicago native) 
TE Jaxon Howard‍ - Robbinsdale Cooper (Minn.)
TE Mac Markway‍ - De Smet (Mo.) 
OL Kadyn Proctor‍ - Southeast Polk (Iowa)
DE Brenan Vernon‍ - Mentor (Ohio)
DE Luke Montgomery‍ - Findlay (Ohio)
DE Jalen Thompson‍ - Cass Tech (Mich.)
DE Chandavian Bradley‍ - Platte County (Mo.) 
DE Samuel M'Pemba‍ - IMG Academy (Fla.) (St. Louis native)
LB Drayk Bowen‍ - Andrean (Ind.)
Rover Sonny Styles‍ - Pickerington Central (Ohio)

Georgia Offers
RB Justice Haynes‍ - Blessed Trinity Catholic (Ga.) 
DE Stantavious Smith‍ - Dougherty (Ga.) 
LB Denzel Moore‍ - Collins Hill (Ga.) 
CB Ethan Nation‍ - Roswell (Ga.) 
S Michael Daugherty‍ - Grayson (Ga.)
S Caleb Downs‍ - Mill Creek (Ga.) 
S Terrance Love‍ - Langston Hughes (Ga.)

Florida Offers
RB Sedrick Irvin Jr.‍ - Gulliver Prep (Fla.)
RB Richard Young‍ - Lehigh Senior (Fla.)
RB Cedric Baxter Jr.‍ - Edgewater (Fla.) 
WR Jalen Brown‍ - Gulliver Prep (Fla.)
WR Nathaniel Joseph‍ - Edison (Fla.)
OL TJ Shanahan‍ - Timber Creek (Fla.) 
DE Derrick Leblanc‍ - Osceola (Fla.) 
DT John Walker‍ - Osceola (Fla.) 
LB Malik Bryant‍ - IMG Academy (Fla.) 
ATH Treyaun Webb‍ - Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.) 
ATH Joenel Aguero‍ - IMG Academy (Fla.) (Mass. native)

We expect several offers to go out and we’ll keep a running tally below as well as the recruits who interact with head coach Brian Kelly. 

Also, don’t forget 2022 Traverse City (Mich.) linebacker Joshua Burnham‍ will be making his decision on Wednesday. The four-star prospect will be choosing between Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. 


We’re told 2023 Georgia running back Justice Haynes‍ is scheduled to have Zoom Call with Brian Kelly today. Haynes is very interested in the Irish as is his dad, who we did a story with earlier this month, where he talked about his relationship with Jerome Bettis.

We mentioned 2023 California quarterback Nicholaus Iamaleava‍ as a potential fit for Notre Dame two months ago. We’re told Iamaleava had a call with Irish quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator Tommy Rees on Monday and a call from his camp to Notre Dame Director of Recruiting Aaryn Kearney was expected on Tuesday.

2023 Texas defensive back Jayvon Thomas‍, son of former Irish linebacker Joe Thomas, is scheduled to have a call with Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon. It’s a call the family is very excited about. 

New Offers 
QB Arch Manning‍ 
QB Dante Moore‍ 
RB Dalton Brooks‍ 
WR Jalen Hale‍ 
WR DeAndre Moore‍ 
WR Jaquaize Pettaway‍ 
WR Hykeem Williams‍ 
DE Victor Burley‍ 
DE Avion Carter‍ 
DE Keldric Faulk‍ 
DE Keon Keeley‍ 
DE Lebbeus Overton‍ 
DE Matayo Uiagalelei‍ 
LB Jayvant Brown‍ 
LB Troy Ford Jr.‍ 
LB Jaden Robinson‍ 
CB Daylen Austin‍ 
CB Daemon Fagan‍ 
CB Malik Muhammad‍ 
CB Caleb Presley‍ 
CB Javien Toviano‍ 
CB Ryan Yaites‍ 
S Peyton Bowen‍ 
S Mikal Harrison-Pilot‍ 
S Kayin Lee‍ 
S King Mack‍ 
S Isaac Smith‍ 
S Derek Williams‍ 
ATH Jayvon Thomas‍ - Notre Dame Legacy

Brian Kelly Calls
WR Carnell Tate‍ 
TE Jaxon Howard‍ 
OL Chase Bisontis‍ 
OL Alex Birchmeier‍ 
DE Luke Montgomery‍ 
LB Drayk Bowen‍ 
Rover Sonny Styles‍ 
S Peyton Bowen‍ 
S Terrance Love‍ 

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