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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Coach: Notre Dame CB Target Jasiah Wagoner "Everything You Want"

June 14, 2022
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Notre Dame expanded its cornerback board for the Class of 2023 last month when it extended an offer to Washington’s Jasiah Wagoner‍ and the Irish immediately joined an impressive list of suitors.

The Spanaway Lake High School star also has offers from schools like Washington, Oregon, Texas and Penn State among others.

“Jasiah is everything you want in a corner, really just in a football player,” says Heir Football Academy CEO Reggie Jones. “There's a lot of guys that nowadays are chasing offers, they're chasing the clout. Jasiah is just a football player. He doesn't care about any of that. Notice he's not on social media a lot. He's just a hard-nosed, hard-working football player.”

Wagoner is set to be in South Bend for an official visit this weekend.

Jones, who spent a few years in the NFL with the Saints, Redskins, Vikings and Cowboys, has worked with several top prospects at Heir, including former five-star wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, who eventually signed with Ohio State.

According to Jones, Wagoner stacks up with the best who have come through Heir.

“He's extremely athletic, probably one of the most athletic guys I've had come to the Academy,” says Jones. “And he is a dog; downright, just a dog. He wants to be a part of all the action. He wants to go and tackle. He wants the ball, whether you're giving it to him or he is taking it. He's a special kid.”

The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder was “really excited” about the Irish offer even though it came later than some of the others, according to Jones.

“A lot of kids in the Northwest, with Notre Dame, everybody sees them on TV every weekend,” says Jones. “I remember when went up there with Emeka, part of the sales pitch was, 'Hey, even if your grandma just has a TV that she buys and plugs it in, you can watch Notre Dame play football.' That's why the kids recognize that name.

“He was extremely excited when he got that offer.”

Wagoner included the Irish when he released his Top 7 last week along with Washington, Oregon, Cal, Texas, Oklahoma and Penn State.

“I think it's going to be about the coaches finding a way to connect and finding a way to connect with those that are close to him as well and just finding a way to build a relationship,” says Jones. “He's a relationship kid and that's the part I love about him. Like I said, he's not chasing the stardom, he's not chasing anything else except for a coach that's going to be good to him and a situation that fits him best.”

He also has an official to Cal set next weekend, but no others just yet.

“The plan is for him to knock these officials out and be committed going into his senior year. So there's no stress on him. 'You're enjoying your last hoorah.' And then early enroll wherever he goes, so he is on campus getting bigger, faster, stronger with his teammates.”

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