Four 2017 recruits report Notre Dame offers


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

The celebration for finishing the 2016 class appears to be well in the past for Mike Elston.

Four 2017 recruits reported new scholarship offers from Notre Dame’s recruiting coordinator in the past two days. The list consists of three linebackers from various parts of the country and one defensive back from Cincinnati, part of Elston’s recruiting territory in Ohio.

ND Insider takes a look at each prospect below.

• LB Justin Foster, 6-3, 230; Shelby (N.C.) Crest

247Sports: Four stars, No. 4 outside linebacker.

Rivals: Four stars, No. 5 outside linebacker.

Top offers: Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Michigan, Stanford.

2015 stats: 67 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, three sackes and two forced fumbles for the NCHSAA Class 3AA state champions.

Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Notre Dame

— Justin Foster (@Fosterkiddddd) February 12, 2016

• LB Jacob Phillips, 6-3, 225; East Nashville (Tenn.) Magnet

Rivals: Four stars, No. 8 inside linebacker.

247Sports: Three stars, No. 35 inside linebacker.

Top offers: Tennessee, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M.

2015 stats: 112 tackles, five tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and one interception.

Blessed to have received an offer from Notre Dame

— Jacob Phillips (@jacobphillips_1) February 12, 2016

• DB Amir Riep, 6-0, 180; Cincinnati Colerain

Rivals: Four stars, No. 22 cornerback.

247Sports: Unranked.

Top offers: Michigan State, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Virginia Tech.

2015 stats: 55 tackles, seven interceptions, three forced fumbles and one punt return touchdown.

Also Blessed!! To receive offer from Notre Dame!!

— Amir Riep (@Riep_Amir) February 12, 2016

• LB Malik Robinson, 6-0, 215; Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett

247Sports: Three stars, No. 18 inside linebacker.

Rivals: Three stars.

Top offers: Auburn, Iowa, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Miami.

Blessed to say I received another offer from Norte Dame University! ☘⚪️ ☘

— Malik Robinson (@millionaireleak) February 12, 2016

Linebackers coach Mike Elston at the Notre Dame football practice at LaBar Practice Complex on Saturday. SBT Photo/GREG SWIERCZ