Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2020 RB DeaMonte Trayanum Has Wonderful First Notre Dame Visit

April 1, 2019

On Saturday, 2020  Archbishop Hoban running back DeaMonte Trayanum‍ made his first trip to South Bend. 

The four-star prospect had heard many positive things from those around him before the visit and Trayanum left Notre Dame impressed with what he learned. 

“Man, it was an awesome trip,” Trayanum told Irish Sports Daily. “I really got to experience what Notre Dame is really like as an atmosphere. I never really knew about it and I’m glad I went. I woke up at 4 in the morning and drove there.” 

The people around Notre Dame are always a highlight for prospects and it was no different for Trayanum as he felt a connection with what he wants in a future school.

“How tight-knit the guys are and how like-minded they are,” Trayanum said of what impressed him. “They want to better themselves while getting the best education.” 

Notre Dame offered Trayanum early in the process, but weren’t much of a player until Lance Taylor was hired as the new running backs coach. 

Saturday was also the first chance for Taylor to meet Trayanum and things went extremely well, including explaining the need for two running backs in the 2020 recruiting class. 

“Lance is a great guy,” stated Trayaum. “He coached Christian McCaffrey and Bryce Love, so he has a great history. He knows what he is doing, so I’d trust him to coach me.” 

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly also made sure to speak with Trayanum and his mother during the trip. 

“It went really well,” Trayanum said of his conversation with Kelly. “He told about what Notre Dame could do for me and I believe him.” 

Trayanum admitted Ohio State and Wisconsin are at the top of his list, but Notre Dame will have a chance to make a move in the coming weeks.

What can Taylor and the Notre Dame staff do to make up ground on the Badgers and Buckeyes? 

“Honestly, just stay in contact,” explained Trayanum. “My visit went wonderful yesterday. Notre Dame is right on the outside. They are right there. I have tight-knit relationships with the coaches at Ohio State and Wisconsin.” 

As for an official visit, Trayanum will figure out those in the coming days as he could make an announcement in the next month or so. 

“We haven’t talked about it yet, but we’re going to talk about it in the next week or so.”

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