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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Notre Dame Shows 2025 CB Kevyn Humes He's A Priority

March 26, 2023

After spending two days together in South Bend, it’s clear there is serious mutual interest between Kevyn Humes‍ and Notre Dame.

“It went great,” the 2025 Maryland cornerback told Irish Sports Daily after the visit.

“On Friday, I got to meet with every defensive coach individually that has been recruiting me. That started off well.”

That started with a one-on-one meeting with head coach Marcus Freeman, which last almost a half-hour.

“That was crazy,” the St. Frances Academy star said. “He was fantastic. We barely talked about football, more about life, which really caught my eye. And he's a defensive coach. He coached linebackers, which means he is more of a defensive coach, which is great for me personally.

“He stressed academics, which my mother liked a lot.”

 Humes, who has offers from Notre Dame, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Miami, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Oregon, also met with cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens and defensive coordinator Al Golden.

“They like my versatility, me being able to play cornerback and Nickel as a sophomore in high school, which is just not that common,” he said. ‘They like that and then they like that I'm a great student-athlete with a high GPA right now. That kind of attracted them as well.”

Humes had been in plenty of contact with Golden coming into the trip.

“I already knew what type of man he was,” he said. “He's very nice, very genuine. He told me what it would really come down to. He told me, 'Go to a school that can coach you. Most of these other schools are mostly recruiters.' He put himself on the board for me and shine bright for me.”

Mickens provided Humes with more about his own background and history as a coach.

“Coach Mickens gave me a lot about his backstory with him at Cincinnati, coaching and Sauce Gardner and Coby Bryant,” Humes explained. “Then he told me about his freshman All-American corner.”

On Saturday, Humes was able to check out the Irish’s first padded practice of the spring.

“Practice was very, very live, which caught my attention,” he said.

During the visit, Humes was able to spend time with 2024 Indiana receiver Nitro Tuggle.

“That's my guy,” he said of the Northwood High School wideout. “I got hang out with him. He's actually from (the area), so he was telling me about it.”

Humes was familiar with a couple of the of the players on the Irish’s current roster.

“Ryan Barnes, he's from where I'm from and DJ Brown,” he said. “They're from the same area. Me and Ryan had the same DB trainer back home. I think I could fit in there.

Humes will visit Tennessee next week and expects to remain in contact with the Irish and likely return to South Bend.

“I think they're going to keep on recruiting me and probably get me up for a game. They told me the Ohio State game is probably going to be the best game, so they want to get me there or for the USC game. One of those, probably.”

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