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2024 DE Elijah Rushing Planning Another Notre Dame Visit

January 30, 2023

If Elijah Rushing‍ had any doubts about whether Notre Dame still coveted the 2024 Arizona defensive end, they were erased when the Irish dropped in on him last week.

Head coach Marcus Freeman and defensive line coach Al Washington made a stop at Salpointe Catholic High School last Monday along with assistants Gerad Parker and Chris O’Leary.

All off-campus contact between college coaches and prospects is limited at this point in the calendar, but both sides were in touch before and after the stop.

Rushing has already made a couple visits to South Bend, but talking with Freeman again was helpful.

“Definitely good to hear it from him, everything that Notre Dame has the offer,” Rushing said of himself and Freeman.

Rushing recently announced a Top 12 that included Notre Dame, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Washington.

Th 6-foot-6, 230-pounder noted that the Irish were also showing interest in his teammate, fellow 2024 defensive lineman Keona Wilhite. Wilhite currently has offers from Arizona and Colorado.

Rushing said he “definitely” plans on returning to South Bend, but doesn’t have any dates locked in yet.

“I'm not sure,” he said. “I'm currently trying to figure that out.”

This time he’ll be looking to get a better feel for the people inside the program.

“Really just hang around the players, catch their vibe,” he said.

Rushing was at Washington this past weekend for the Huskies’ Junior Day and has one other possible trip on the docket.

“I may be going to Miami on the 4th of March, but that's kind of up in the air,” he said.

Rushing expects to make a final decision this summer.

“The plan is to commit going into the season.”

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