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2025 Notre Dame Safety Target JaDon Blair Previews Official Visit Blitz

May 22, 2024
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JaDon Blair‍ is about to embark on quite the ambitious journey. 

“It's going to be absolutely wild,” the 2025 North Carolina safety tells Irish Sports Daily.

Next weekend, Blair takes an official visit to South Carolina (May 31st). After a week off, he’ll hit the road again, starting with a midweek official to Notre Dame (June 11th), before officials to Michigan (June 14th), Florida State (June 18th) and Penn State (June 21st).

“I'm probably going to be a little homesick not being home, going to all these different places,” Blair acknowledges. “But I'm looking forward to it for the most part, just getting to hear from different coaches, getting to learn a little bit more.”

These are in addition to officials he took last month to Virginia Tech and Louisville.

“As of right now, I've learned a lot from these schools that I have the OVs with, but just getting to learn what I need to learn the most and just figure out what I want to be around the most and what environment I want to be in,” he says. 

Blair was initially set to be in South Bend the weekend of June 7th, but had to move that date because of his sister’s graduation. He will miss the opportunity to be around a large group of Irish defensive prospects, who will be descending upon campus that weekend, but Blair will also get a more personal visit.

“I think some pros of it will be just getting that one-on-one connection even more with the coaches,” he says of the change. “Just learning more of where I fit in best at and how much a priority I am for them and how much they need me as that missing piece. 

“I'd say the con is, I guess I really can't be around the guys that I was really up there with last year and not really get to spend time with them and just have them tell me why they committed there so early and so fast.”

Blair is set to announce his final decision on July 5th, but could trim his list, at least internally, down before that.

“I probably will narrow it down,” he says. “I don’t know if I’ll do a whole graphic or anything like that, but I'll probably narrow down to five or six maybe and just make that decision based off that.”

At this point, Blair likes all of the schools so much, he’s searching for the negatives of each to find what downsides he’s OK accepting.

“Where can I go and give 110 percent every day and still want to do it the next day? I feel like I'll be able to pick that out definitely.”

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