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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Notre Dame Commits - And Targets - Headed To Vegas

October 6, 2022

When committed recruits visit the school of their choice during their senior years of high school, it’s mostly about connecting with their future classmates who are also in town.

For the most part, the campus tours, coaching meetings and academic presentations have already been completed, so it’s more about establishing relationships and getting to know the guys they’ll be playing next to in the years to come.

That can be accomplished regardless of the time and place. Home games on campus simply provide the most logical of settings.

This weekend, that setting will be Las Vegas as several 2023 Notre Dame commits will convene in Sin City for the Irish’s Shamrock Series Game on Saturday night against BYU.

“There are a lot of kids going,” one source said.

As ISD’s Matt Freeman reported last week, wide receiver commits Rico Flores Jr.‍, Braylon James‍ and Jaden Greathouse‍ (pictured above) are all expected to be in attendance along with running back commit Jayden Limar‍, tight end Cooper Flanagan‍, offensive lineman Joe Otting‍, linebacker Drayk Bowen‍ and 2024 wide receiver commit Cam Williams‍.

“The parents wanted to meet up to get the boys away, so the boys can hang out and do some different things,” the source said.

Notre Dame can provide tickets to recruits, but staff members are prohibited from having any meaningful contact with recruits during the off-campus event.

“No worries on not talking with the coaches,” one parent said, noting that the Irish staff members have stayed in regular contact and had visited the school during the bye week.

It’ll be a quick trip for one commit with a relatively simple itinerary.

“Fly in Saturday at noon,” one parent said of their plans. “Soak up the nice hotel, walk to the stadium, hit the game and pray for a W.

“Depart Sunday early afternoon.”

Other recruits will have the chance to get an in-person look at how they can expect to be used in Notre Dame’s schemes, this could be especially helpful with Limar, who has taken visits to Washington and Arizona this fall and continues to be recruited heavily by multiple Pac-12 schools.

From Notre Dame’s point of view, this is a tremendous opportunity to show their future players exactly what they’ve signed up for.

“Them being able to experience a Shamrock Series game before they go off to Dublin their freshman year, is going to be really, really cool,” a separate source explained to ISD  

The Irish open up the 2023 season against Navy in Aviva Stadium in Ireland.

In addition to the commits, we’re told a pair of uncommitted West Coast targets from the Class of 2024 should also be in the house.

California wide receivers Emmett Mosley‍ and Jason Robinson‍ are expected to be on hand, according to one source.

Mosley, of course, is the son of former Notre Dame football player Emmett Mosley IV, and the former Irish soccer star Cindy (Daws) Mosley. The younger Mosley has already made a couple trips to South Bend earlier this year. The Irish appear well-positioned to land him, but he’s still being pursued heavily be several West Coast schools along with programs like Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Texas and Michigan.

Robinson has been committed to USC since last September, but has made it clear he remains open and Notre Dame is one school that has had his interest for a while. He was trying to make it to South Bend for the July BBQ, but couldn’t get the travel logistics sorted out.

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