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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Making Moves | Notre Dame on the Recruiting Trail 1.29

January 29, 2024

Happy Monday. 

Notre Dame’s coaching staff will begin another aggressive week on the recruiting trail by seeing some familiar faces on Monday. 

All stops should be considered tentative. 

Head Coach Marcus Freeman and Offensive Line Coach Joe Rudolph
Freeman and Rudolph will head to the Northeast to visit a couple Notre Dame commits. They’ll make a stop at Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.) to see 2025 offensive line commit Will Black‍ and then they’ll head to see the Brunswick School (Conn.) to see 2025 safety verbal Ethan Long‍. While visiting with Long, they’ll also get to spend time with 2025 offensive line target Matty Augustine‍, who is fresh off a weekend visit to Wisconsin. 

Augustine Junior Highlights

Quarterbacks Coach Gino Guidugli
George County High School (Miss.) will host Guidugli as he’ll be visiting with 2025 quarterback commit Deuce Knight‍ to start the week. 

Junior Highlights

Offensive Coordinator Mike Denbrock 
Denbrock is expected to make a trip to Kansas to see 2025 tight end target Linkon Cure‍. As of now, Cure doesn’t appear to have the Irish high on his list, so we’ll see where things stand after he meets with Denbrock or if the stop even happens. 

Running backs Coach Deland McCullough
McCullough will head to Miami to do some area recruiting to start the week. We expect him to make a stop at Miami Palmetto High School (Fla.) to see 2025 defensive line commit Davion Dixon‍. There are few 2026 receivers that will have a chance to be top 100 players, including Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Fla.) composite five-star Jabari Brady‍ and Miami Northwestern four-star Calvin Russell‍. 

Brady Sophomore Highlights

Russell Sophomore Highlights

Receivers Coach Mike Brown 
Brown will head to Baltimore as he’ll visit with 2025 Baltimore City College High School receivers Romero Ison‍ and Vernon Allen III‍. The three-star prospects had Notre Dame check on them earlier this month and Lincoln Riley made a stop to see them last week. 

Ison Offers: Boston College, Cal, Colorado State, Indiana, Kentucky, Marshall, UMass, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia

Allen Offers: Boston College, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Indiana, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and West Virginia 

Allen Junior Highlights

Ison Junior Highlights

Cornerbacks Coach Mike Mickens 
Mickens will return to Buford High School (Ga.) on Monday to see 2025 cornerback Devin Williams‍. Coaches can only make see prospects twice during this evaluation period and this will be the second trip as Mickens was at the school last Thursday. Williams continues to be a priority for the Irish and it’s likely he visits campus this spring after having to cancel his Junior Day visit because of weather. 

Junior Highlights

Safeties Coach Chris O’Leary
It will be a busy day for O’Leary as he’ll visit Long in Connecticut before heading to Charlotte. We expect him to stop by Independence High School (N.C.) to check on 2026 safety Nicholas Reddish‍. Charlotte Christian (N.C.), the home of 2024 early enrollees Bryce Young and Micah Gilbert, will host O’Leary as he’ll be checking on 2026 athlete LJ Porter‍. 

Porter Offers: Charlotte and Virginia Tech

Reddish Offers
Charlotte, UConn, East Carolina, Troy and Wake Forest

Reddish Sophomore Highlights

Porter Sophomore Highlights

Special Teams Coordinator Marty Biagi 
Biagi will leave the heat wave in South Bend for Hawaii to start the week. We expect him to see 2025 Notre Dame linebacker commit Ko'o Kia‍ at Punahou. It will be Notre Dame’s first trip out to Hawaii since landing Kia’s commitment earlier this month. 

Defensive Line Coach Al Washington 
Washington will stay in South Bend on Monday, but will be out on the road on Tuesday. 

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