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Tackling Notre Dame's 2024 Target List | Offense

June 21, 2023
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As we’ve said for the last week or so, clarity is coming to Notre Dame’s 2024 recruiting class.

The class likely won’t be complete until sometime in December, but the Irish will go into the fall with far more answers than questions, especially with a pair of announcements on deck in the coming days.

All that means now is as good a time as any to take a run through the 2024 Target List.

Here’s a look at Notre Dame’s offensive targets in the Class of 2024, where the Irish have 10 current commits and two targets left at the moment.

QUARTERBACK

CJ Carr‍  – Commit

The Irish landed their top target at the position over a year ago. And, despite outside concerns that the departure of Tommy Rees could cause the elite signal-caller to look around, Carr (pictured above with Cam Williams) has done everything you could ask from a high-profile quarterback commit. He hasn’t missed a chance to get to South Bend anytime his presence can help and it’s shown.

RUNNING BACK

Aneyas Williams‍ ‍ – Commit

Kedren Young‍ ‍  – Commit

The Irish landed their top target at the position in Williams way back in December. They spent the last couple months looking for a back to complement the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Williams and Young was at the top of that list. Notre Dame was thrilled to add the 5-foot-11, 225-pound Young following his official visit earlier this month.

WIDE RECEIVER

Cam Williams‍  – Commit

Isiah Canion‍  – Commit

Micah Gilbert‍  – Commit

Notre Dame couldn’t be much happier with this trio of pass-catchers. Many within the program believe the group represents the next wave of skill position talent in South Bend while complementing each other very well. The Irish recruited other wideouts, but when Gilbert came aboard in May, everybody else became a luxury and they weren’t going to seriously pursue any others unless it was something they literally couldn’t turn down.

TIGHT END

Jack Larsen‍  – Commit

Carter Nelson‍  – Target

Larsen has been committed since last summer and while a second tight end could fall into the luxury category, it’s obvious the Irish would prefer to add another along with some diversity of talents to the room.

Nelson fits that description and after an official visit to Notre Dame earlier this month, the Irish are right in the race to land him. They’ll have to beat Georgia, Penn State and Nebraska. He’s already taken officials to the first two with an official to the in-state Huskers coming this week.

The Irish look to be in as good of a position as anybody right now.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Peter Jones‍  – Commit

Anthonie Knapp‍  – Commit

Styles Prescod‍  – Commit

Guerby Lambert‍  – Target

Jones started this group off with a commitment over a year ago, when he committed to former offensive line coach Harry Hiestand. First-year offensive line coach Joe Rudolph got things started by nabbing Knapp, somebody who was recruiting at Virginia Tech, and closing the deal with in-state target Prescod earlier this month.

As he’s been throughout the cycle, Lambert remains the most mysterious prospect on the entire board. Virtually every official visit he’s taken so far – to Notre Dame, Boston College and Ohio State – was in some state of flux. Coming out of them, each school seems to believe it has a better shot than most. As for who is correct, it’s difficult to say right now.

IN SUMMARY

It’s truly difficult to overstate exactly how excited Notre Dame is about this offensive haul.

Notre Dame is beyond set at Quarterback, Running Back and Wide Receiver.

The Irish only have two uncommitted targets on the board right now – Nelson and Lambert. They seem to be in decent shape with both, but neither are slam dunks at this point. Whether they land none, one or both, we’re not sure the Irish will expand the board when summer turns to fall, but we’ll see.

Things are a bit more up in the air on the defensive side of the ball, which we’ll tackle next.

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