Notre Dame hosting talented Miami recruits Thursday

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame’s football team is taking a week off of spring practice for an Easter break, but the Irish will still busy hosting recruits.

A group of high school players from Miami Carol City are expected to be on campus Thursday. The team, which finished last season as the No. 17 ranked team in Florida according to MaxPreps, is loaded with talent. Some of that talent will visit Notre Dame as part of a visit spree this week.

Two of the visitors, linebacker De’Andre Wilder and wide receiver Kevaughn Dingle, are already Notre Dame targets in the 2017 class. Both confirmed their plans to visit the Irish with ND Insider.

Wilder, a four-star recruit, reported a Notre Dame offer in December. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound junior also owns offers from Alabama, Miami, Auburn, LSU and Michigan State, among others.

Rivals ranks Wilder as the No. 7 outside linebacker in the 2017 class. 247Sports slates him No. 7 at the position.

The 6-1, 192-pound Dingle also reported an Irish offer in December. He chose to commit to Miami last week from an offer list that included Arkansas, Tennessee and West Virginia.

247Sports slates Dingle as a four-star recruit and the No. 34 wide receiver in the 2017 class. Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect and the No. 61 wide receiver.

Defensive back Naytron Culpepper, linebacker Moris Lugo, wide receiver Caleb Thomas, running back Camron Davis and wide receiver Zion Hartfield are among the other Carol City players expected on campus.

The group visited Michigan and Eastern Michigan on Wednesday and plans to visit more schools, including Michigan State, this week.

Four-star linebacker De'Andre Wilder said he will visit Notre Dame with some of his teammates Thursday, March 24, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)