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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Busy Weekend For Micah Jones

December 11, 2017
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Micah Jones‍ has been visiting Notre Dame for years, but after taking an official to South Bend this weekend, the next time the 2018 Irish wide receiver commit makes the trip down from Illinois will be to move in.

“It went great,” said Jones, who will graduate high school this month and enroll at Notre Dame next month. “I was with Isaiah (Robertson), he was my host.”

But while the 6-foot-5, 195-pound Jones was excited to catch up with Robertson, who is his friend from Illinois, this weekend was mostly about closing out the 2018 recruiting class strong.

In addition to Jones and other commits, Notre Dame hosted uncommitted visitors wide receiver Braden Lenzy, cornerback Kyler Gordon, defensive end Malik Langham and offensive lineman Luke Jones.

“Basically, I was just recruiting all weekend, talking to Kyler, Braden and the defensive lineman from Alabama,” Jones said. “I was pretty much with those three guys and that was my weekend.”

Jones’ pitches were pretty simple.

“I definitely just said, ‘Look around and see if you like it,’” he explained. “I mentioned the academic piece and the football piece and all of those things that are essential to Notre Dame.

“Anything they would have a question about, I would answer for them. I did everything I could to make sure they had a good stay.”

Jones and the other Irish commits were familiar with Lenzy, who was committed to Notre Dame before flipping to Oregon, but is back on the board again after recently backing off his pledge to the Ducks.

“We all like him,” Jones said of Lenzy. “He’s a great dude. He’s fun to be around. When we heard he was considering us again, we all got together in the group chat and said, ‘We really want this guy back. He’s a great guy.’ We didn’t have any problems with him. Him coming back and expressing interest in Notre Dame is great for us.”

Jones was also excited to reconnect with longtime commits Jayson and Justin Ademilola as well as their St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.) teammate Shayne Simon.

“I’d never actually seen Shayne because he never came up for any of the games because they had games on Saturdays,” said Jones. “It was great to finally meet him and see the twins again. It was great to see all of the guys.”

While in town, Jones was also granted official acceptance to the University, clearing the way for him to get started in the classroom and the weight room next month.

“I got the letter. I should be clear to roll. I’ve just got to stay on pace for the end of the year and I should be down there on the 14th. It sounds fun.”

 
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