Michigan WR commit Nate Johnson reports Notre Dame offer


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame isn't done recruiting wide receivers in the 2016 class. The latest evidence came Saturday.

Nate Johnson, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound receiver, reported a new offer from Notre Dame. Johnson has been verbally committed to Michigan for a little more than a month.

The Irish have been actively recruiting wide receivers Demetris Robertson, a five-star recruit, and Damian Alloway, a four-star prospect, to join a three-man wide receiver group of Javon McKinley, Kevin Stepherson and Chase Claypool in the 2016 class.

But Notre Dame is facing tough competition for both receivers. Robertson is also considering Alabama, Georgia and Stanford down the stretch, but he did not make an originally scheduled visit to Alabama this weekend. The Irish are in a head-to-head battle with UCLA for Alloway.

Enter Johnson. The product of Thompson's Station (Tenn.) Independence could become another realistic option with a visit to South Bend in the coming weeks before signing day. Johnson is reportedly on an official visit to Miami this weekend.

He caught 87 passes for 1,713 yards and 27 touchdowns during his senior season, which ended with a TSSAA Division I Class 5A state championship. Johnson also scored on an eight-yard rushing touchdown and an 80-yard punt return.

247Sports slates Johnson as a four-star recruit and the No. 41 wide receiver in the 2016 class. Rivals rates him as a three-star prospect and No. 98 at the position.

I would like to thank the University of Notre Dame for my 24th offer!!

— Deuce〽 (@natedog0202) January 16, 2016

Michigan wide receiver commit Nate Johnson, a senior, reported a Notre Dame offer on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)