Offer Report: 2018 recruits add Notre Dame offers

IRISH STEW

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Three 2018 recruits reported Notre Dame offers Wednesday. ND Insider takes a closer look at new targets Houston Griffith, Palaie Gaoteote and Marcus Johnson.

 • CB HOUSTON GRIFFITH, 6-0, 181; CHICAGO MOUNT CARMEL.

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 8 cornerback.

Top offers: Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Kentucky.

Notre Dame connection: Griffith visited Notre Dame again Wednesday. He was previously on campus for last summer’s Irish Invasion and a spring practice last April. Griffith’s father is former Illinois and NFL running back Howard Griffith.

Blessed to receive an offer from Notre Dame #GoIrishpic.twitter.com/9iOdcODWrH

— Houston Griffith (@___HG3) March 23, 2016

• LB PALAIE GAOTEOTE, 6-2, 210; LAS VEGAS BISHOP GORMAN.

Junior stats: 92 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one interception.

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 2 outside linebacker.

Top offers: Nebraska, Washington State and Wisconsin

Notre Dame connection: Gaoteote attends the same high school as former Irish offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and current players Alize Jones and Nicco Fertitta.

God is AMAZING! Humbled to say that I have received my 4th scholarship offer from the University of Norte Dame! ☘ pic.twitter.com/xJAa2VCS0c

— Palaie Gaoteote (@ie_2018) March 23, 2016

• ATH MARCUS JOHNSON, 5-10, 165; LOS ANGELES HAWKINS.

Junior stats: 75 carries for 936 yards and five touchdowns; 54 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, five fumble recoveries, two sacks, one interception and two defensive touchdowns.

Rankings: Johnson has yet to receive a star rating from Rivals or 247Sports. Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, California, Colorado and Oregon State.

Notre Dame connection: Johnson teams with 2017 Notre Dame targets Joseph Lewis and Greg Johnson, and 2018 target Jalen Hall at Hawkins. He visited Notre Dame last spring. Johnson said wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock likes him as an offensive weapon.

Blessed, and Honored to say that I've received my 7th scholarship from The University Of Notre Dame #FightingIrishpic.twitter.com/KLriHIFr1M

— Marcus johnson (@Mj2forsix) March 23, 2016

Sophomore linebacker Palaie Gaoteote (right) reported a Notre Dame offer March 23, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)
Sophomore cornerback recruit Houston Griffith reported a Notre Dame offer March 23, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)