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Top 2026 DB Jordan Thomas Calls Notre Dame Offer "A Major Blessing"

May 6, 2024
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HACKENSACK, N.J. - Even before Notre Dame offered Jordan Thomas‍ on St. Patrick’s Day, the mutual interest between the Irish and the 2026 New Jersey cornerback was obvious.

“It's a big school to me because I went down there in my eighth grade year, when I was just heading into high school,” the Bergen Catholic High School star said from the Under Armour Next Football Camp Series here on Sunday.

“Going down there for the first time, it was a great experience. I have past teammates like Steve Angeli and Jay, Jayden Bellamy, who recently went there before Jayden Bellamy moved to Syracuse. There's like a golden road basically from Bergen Catholic to Notre Dame. So it's always special place.”

The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder was excited to land the offer from the Irish during their Pot of Gold Day push this year.

“It's a major blessing,” he said. “It's unbelievable. I was very excited and just honored to receive an offer from Notre Dame.”

Thomas owns an impressive early offer sheet that also includes schools like Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and many others.

Thomas plans to return to South Bend.

“Of course,” he said, although he isn’t exactly sure when just yet.

“Maybe sometime in the summer.”

He’ll be looking into the program deeper as a rising junior than he did as a middle-schooler.

“I would just like to see how they develop their DBs, how they compete, how they practice, how the coaches are, how the coaches bring out the best in their players,” he said.

His early impressions of the program, including those based on talks with head coach Marcus Freeman and defensive backs coach Mike Mickens, are positive.

“They're great people,” he said. “Great people, great leaders. They're amazing.”

Thomas doesn’t have any future visits locked in as of now.

“It's still undecided.”

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