Notre Dame's 2022 recruiting class looked a lot different July 24.
The Irish had yet to land a verbal commitment in the class. They also had not extended a scholarship offer to a quarterback. Six weeks later, and Notre Dame boasts the fourth-ranked class nationally on 247Sports. Rivals pegs the class No. 5.
That stretch saw the Irish land pledges from Zionsville (Ind.) High offensive lineman Joey Tanona, Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton tight end Jack Nickel and Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central safety Nolan Ziegler.
Notre Dame also dished out more offers (21) to 2022 recruits in August than any other month to date. Two of those offers went to quarterbacks Gavin Wimsatt, from Owensboro (Ky.) High, and Steve Angeli, from Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic.
This month brings the Irish an opportunity to continue to capitalize on their recent surge.
A critical juncture for the 2022 class began this week. Notre Dame's coaching staff reached out to dozens of recruits in the 2022 class Tuesday, the first day that Division I football coaches could contact juniors.
Notre Dame's communication with 2022 recruits included customized graphics with a newly-dubbed nickname for the class, "Irish Rising." Notre Dame used "Gold Rush" as its nickname for the 2021 class.
The following 2022 recruiting targets posted that graphic via Twitter on Tuesday.
OWENSBORO (KY.) HIGH QB GAVIN WIMSATT
DICKINSON (TEXAS) HIGH TE DONOVAN GREEN
LAS VEGAS BISHOP GORMAN CB FABIAN ROSS
BRADENTON (FLA.) IMG ACADEMY S MYLES ROWSER
HONOLULU PUNAHOU LB TEVARUA TAFITI
PLAYA DEL REY (CALIF.) ST. BERNARD ATH LARRY TURNER-GOODEN
GROSSE POINTE (MICH.) SOUTH CB WILL JOHNSON
DOWNINGTON (PA.) WEST OL DREW SHELTON
FRESH MEADOWS (N.Y.) ST. FRANCIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL DE KALEB ARTIS
PLANO (TEXAS) JOHN PAUL II DB TERRANCE BROOKS
ST. LOUIS ST. MARY'S WR KEVIN COLEMAN
NAPLES (FLA.) HIGH S DEVIN MOORE
ALTOONA (IOWA) SOUTHEAST POLK CB XAVIER NWANKPA
LAFAYETTE (LA.) ACADANIA CB LATERRANCE WELCH
MEMPHIS (TENN.) CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ATH DALLAN HAYDEN
CHESAPEAKE (VA.) OSCAR SMITH S SHERROD COVIL JR.
RENO (NEV.) MCQUEEN LB ROBBY SNELLING
BUFORD (GA.) HIGH S JAKE POPE
Thank you to all the schools that reached out over the past two days! pic.twitter.com/e2viK5H0EY— Jake Pope (@JakePope24) September 2, 2020
NOTRE DAME TE COMMIT JACK NICKEL
NOTRE DAME S COMMIT NOLAN ZIEGLER
Love to see it☘️☘️ pic.twitter.com/JVSqFNkatk— Nolan Ziegler (@nolanziegler42) September 1, 2020
The following 2022 recruits reported a Notre Dame scholarship offer on Tuesday.
LEXINGTON (TEXAS) HIGH WR JARRED KERR
MANSFIELD (TEXAS) TIMBERVIEW S LANDON HULLABY
APOPKA (FLA.) HIGH CB NIKAI MARTINEZ
Extremely blessed and honored to receive an offer from the University of Notre Dame🙏🏽💯 #GoIrish #LLA💕 @CoachMickens @NDFootball @ApopkaFootball @CoachAJBrooks @CertifiedDawgAG @Rivals @247Sports pic.twitter.com/0HXuSBTLv7— Nikai Martinez (@MartinezNikai) September 2, 2020
SHREVEPORT (LA.) CAPTAIN SHREVE ATH KENDRICK LAW
The following 2022 recruiting prospects posted that graphic via Twitter on Tuesday.
MONTREAL CLEARWATER ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL LB EDWIN WILSON TARA KOLENGE
PORTLAND (ORE.) JEFFERSON S TREJON WILLIAMS
GREER (S.C.) HIGH TE JALEEL SKINNER
NEW CANAAN (CONN.) ST. PETER'S PREP ATH KENNY SOARES
SANTA ANNA (CALIF.) MATER DEI LB EOGHAN KERRY
NAPERVILLE (ILL.) CENTRAL WR REGGIE FLEURIMA
LOS ANGELES LOYOLA ATH JACOBY KELLY
ST. LOUIS CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREP WR ELIJAH GRIFFIN
SCOTTSDALE (ARIZ.) NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL ATH GAVIN SMITH
PROVO (UTAH) TIMPVIEW TE CARSEN RYAN
EASTHAMPTON (MASS.) THE WILLISTON NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL OL MALEEK MCNEIL
BRUNSWICK (GA.) OL KANAYA CHARLTON
ORINDA (CALIF.) MERIMONTE DE SAM ROSS
LOGANVILLE (GA.) GRAYSON ATH TERIAN WILLIAMS II
AUSTIN (TEXAS) WESTLAKE QB CADE KLUBNIK
SAN DIEGO ST. AUGUSTINE DE GRACEN HALTON
BRADENTON (FLA.) IMG ACADEMY WR SHAWN MILLER
CHICAGO ST. RITA OL VALEN ERICKSON