Small Jr. Day Pays Off, Canteen Expectations, Ballou Move & More

February 17, 2017

We’re back again with another edition of ISD Intel, our weekly peek behind the scenes of Notre Dame Football and Irish recruiting efforts.

The big news of the day will come later when Micah Jones announces his college decision, but the wide receiver tells us how last weekend’s smaller Junior Day allowed the Irish a chance to spend more time with the visitors.

Will Nike have any influence on where top Portland athlete Braden Lenzy ends up given the fact his father works for the global giant?

New Notre Dame offensive line commit Cole Mabry goes in-depth on how Harry Hiestand impacted his decision and how it felt to know new offensive coordinator Chip Long still had him in mind as a top prospect after changing jobs.

The Irish are on a roll this week, having already gained commitments from Mabry and defensive backs Kalon Gervin and Derrik Allen. Other top 2018 recruits have noticed.

New York’s Jeremy Ruckert has one of the shiniest offer sheets of any 2018 tight end. We find out where Notre Dame fits into his travel plans.

We have an update on graduate transfer Freddy Canteen and hear why the Irish are getting a hungry player.

There has been talk about potential upgrades to the Gug. We hear more about that from a source and look at how it could impact recruiting.

And we take a look at how strength coach Dave Ballou ended up going from IMG Academy to Notre Dame.

Get all of that and more in this week’s ISD Intel.


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