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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Making Moves | Notre Dame Football on the Recruiting Trail 1.30

January 30, 2024

Notre Dame’s coaching staff will once again be spread out across the country visiting some of its commits and top targets. 

As always, these stop should be considered tentative. 

Head Coach Marcus Freeman and Cornerbacks Coach Mike Mickens 
The Ohio natives will stay on the East Coast on Tuesday as they are scheduled to make multiple stops in New Jersey and the DMV. We believe several powerhouses will host Freeman and Micken’s, including Gonzaga, St. John’s College, Friendship Collegiate Academy and DeMatha Catholic. 

Notre Dame has made stops at these schools already this month, but Freeman is making the program’s presence felt at some of the top programs in the country, which hasn’t always been done. 

Friendship Collegiate Academy
2025 DL Bryce Jenkins‍ 

2025 S Kainoa Winston‍ 
2025 CB Devenchi Arnold II‍ 

St. John’s College
2025 CB Tariq Hayer‍ 
2026 DE Tariq Boney‍ 
2026 CB Hakim Satterwhite‍ 

Offensive Coordinator Mike Denbrock
Denbrock will make his way to Utah to swing by Pine View High School to check on 2026 tight end Brock Harris‍. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder seems like a strong candidate to receive an offer from Notre Dame as he’s already a national prospect. 

Offers: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, BYU, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin 

Sophomore Highlights

Quarterbacks Coach Gino Guidugli 
We had some conflicting info yesterday, but Guidguli will make a stop at George County High School (Miss.) to visit with 2025 quarterback commit Deuce Knight‍ on Tuesday. 

Junior Highlights

Running Backs Coach Deland McCullough
McCullough will continue to work his way through Miami on Tuersday. 

Wide Receivers Coach Mike Brown
Dudley High School (N.C.) will host Brown as he’ll stop to see 2025 receiver Nasir Newkirk‍. “Nas” was offered 12 days ago and it doesn’t take long to see why the Irish like him as he can fly. Still a bit early to know where Notre Dame stands, but Brown making an appearance is a positive for both sides. 

Offers: Alabama A&M, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Georgia, Georgia State, James Madison, Liberty, Maryland, NC State, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, South Florida, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin 

Junior Highlights

Offensive Line Coach Joe Rudolph
Rudolph will be back at Catholic Memorial (Wis.) to visit with 2025 offensive lineman Owen Strebig‍. This will be the second time Notre Dame has stopped by as they’ve maxed out the allowed visits for one prospect in this evaluation period. Strebig is fresh off a visit to Miami over the weekend, so Rudolph getting some face time can only help the Irish. 

Junior Highlights

Defensive Line Coach Al Washington
Washington will start the day at Western Hills High School (Ky.) to see 2025 defensive lineman Javeon Campbell‍, who picked up an offer last week. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder will be on campus later this week per ISD’s Christian McCollum: 2025 DE Javeon Campbell Talks Notre Dame Offer, Upcoming Visit

Offers: Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Purdue, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Western Kentucky 

Junior Highlights

Another stop for Washington will be at Ensworth High School in Nashville for the second week in a row. Washington offered 2025 defensive lineman Ethan Utley‍ last week and we’re told it was a big one for him, but Tennessee is still the team to beat here. The four-star prospect did set a return to Texas for April 20th. 

Offers: Auburn, Cal, Campbell, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Liberty, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Tennessee State, Texas, Texas A&M, Toledo, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin 

Junior Highlights

Safeties Coach Chris O’Leary
We expect Chris O’Leary to be in North Carolina on Tuesday and that likely means a stop to see 2025 Mount Tabor High School safety JaDon Blair‍. 

Offers: Alabama A&M, Ball State, Charlotte, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, James Madison, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, NC State, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia 

Junior Highlights

Special Teams Coordinator Marty Biagi
Biagi will continue the rough task of area recruiting in Hawaii. 

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