Notre Dame in the mix with three five-star Scout prospects


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Scout released its final list of five-star prospects on Friday, and three uncommitted Notre Dame targets made the cut.

Linebacker Ben Davis (No. 11 overall), linebacker Caleb Kelly (No. 17 overall) and wide receiver Demetris Robertson (No. 23 overall) each earned five-star rankings and will sign with an as-of-yet undecided college program — possibly Notre Dame — on Feb. 3.

Davis — a 6-foot-4, 235-pound linebacker — is taking an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend. The Gordo, Ala., native, who is also ranked as the No. 1 inside linebacker in the 2016 class by Rivals and 247Sports, has the Irish in his final five alongside Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and LSU.

Like Davis, Kelly is a highly touted linebacker who could wind up wearing blue and gold. The 6-3, 220-pound athlete, who took an official visit to South Bend for the team's awards ceremony last month, has narrowed his list too Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Oregon. Ranked as a five-star prospect by Rivals and a four-star recruit by 247Sports, Kelly is expected to make his decision on Signing Day.

Robertson, a newcomer to Scout's five-star status, visited Notre Dame for its season-opening victory over Texas on Sept. 5. The 6-1, 180-pound speedster is considering Notre Dame alongside Alabama, Stanford and Georgia. The Savannah, Ga., native is also ranked as a five-star recruit by Rivals and a four-star prospect by 247Sports.

Five-star wide receiver Demetris Robertson, a 2016 Notre Dame target, visited Alabama this weekend (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army All-American Bowl)