More visitors at Notre Dame following Irish Invasion

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

The parade of recruits visiting Notre Dame this month didn’t end with the Irish Invasion. Notre Dame hosted a 7-on-7 camp and a linemen camp on Saturday. Camps for other high school football players were scheduled from Sunday through Wednesday. Those camps draw a number of notable targets and prospects to South Bend.

Below is a rundown of recruits who have already visited this week, are currently on campus or plan to be in South Bend soon.

A trio of noteworthy teammates from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove made a trip to South Bend.

LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse, 6-1, 228; 2016 target: The inside linebacker recruit recently put Notre Dame on his top seven list alongside Oregon, Auburn, Ole Miss, Alabama, Wake Forest and South Carolina. Rivals rates Mbem-Bosse as a four-star recruit, the No. 7 inside linebacker and No. 157 overall in the 2016 class. 247Sports slates him as a three-star prospect and No. 28 at his position.

DT Antwuan Jackson, 6-3, 294; 2016 target: Notre Dame offered the four-star recruit last August and finds itself on a list of more than 40 schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State, to do so. Rivals ranks him as the No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 59 overall. 247Sports slates him 11th at his position and No. 60 overall.

OL Netori Johnson, 6-5, 324; 2017 prospect: The rising junior gave his verbal commitment to Alabama following a camp offer on June 1. 247Sports pegs him as a four-star recruit and the No. 7 offensive guard in his class.

The Egg Harbor City (N.J.) Cedar Creek football team made a trip to Notre Dame to compete in Saturday’s 7-on-7 tournament. Wide receiver target Ahmir Mitchell headlines the group. The 6-3, 206-pounder received an Irish offer last September. Ohio State and Michigan are among the schools also in pursuit of the four-star recruit.

Rivals ranks Mitchell as the No. 8 wide receiver and No. 51 overall in the 2016 class. 247Sports slates him as the No. 8 athlete and No. 104 overall.

• OL Jake Moretti, 6-5, 285; Arvada (Colo.) Pomona: The four-star recruit arrived on campus Sunday after visits to Ohio State on Friday and Michigan on Saturday. Moretti, a 2017 target, reported a Notre Dame offer in May. He also claims offers from Oregon, UCLA and USC, among others. 247Sports slates him as the No. 10 offensive tackle and No. 69 overall in his class.

• LB Jamir Jones, 6-3, 220; Rochester (N.Y.) Aquinas Institute: The younger brother of Irish defensive tackle Jarron Jones returned for another Notre Dame visit on Monday. Jamir Jones, a three-star prospect in the 2016 class, has yet to receive an Irish offer but has remained on the radar. He holds mostly regional offers including Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Boston College. Rivals ranks him as the No. 41 outside linebacker. 247Sports slates him 74th at the position. Jones has also been working on developing as a defensive end prospect.

• RB Rico Dowdle, 5-11, 185; Asheville (N.C.) A.C. Reynolds: The unranked 2016 prospect arrived at Notre Dame on Sunday for a three-day visit to camp with the Irish. Dowdle showed up on Notre Dame’s radar when recruiting coordinator Mike Elston and running backs coach Autry Denson stopped by his school, the alma mater of former Irish linebacker Ben Councell, in May. Dowdle, who claims offers from Boston College, Wake Forest, Charlotte and Appalachian State, rushed for 1,309 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior.

• ATH Tyler Johnson, 6-2, 179; Minneapolis North: The three-star prospect visited Notre Dame on Monday. Johnson, who plays quarterback and safety, claims offers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Iowa State. Rivals ranks Johnson as the No. 38 athlete in the class. 247Sports slates him as the No. 52 athlete.

• RB Biaggio Ali Walsh, 5-10, 182; Las Vegas Bishop Gorman: The 2017 prospect is the grandson of The Greatest. Muhammad Ali’s grandson is chasing a future in football instead of boxing. The former teammate of Irish freshmen Alizé Jones and Nicco Fertitta rushed for 595 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. Ali Walsh, who holds a Louisville offer, started camping at Notre Dame on Monday. Rivals rates him as a three-star recruit.

• RB Mike Epstein, 5-11, 182; Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas: The unranked 2017 prospect said he will visit Notre Dame on Thursday. After playing his sophomore season at Cypress Bay, Epstein has reported offers from Illinois, Cincinnati, UCF, Temple, New Mexico and Florida Atlantic.

A foursome of 2017 and 2018 prospects from Michigan were on campus Wednesday. Three play at Oak Park High School: 2017 offensive lineman Ja’Raymond Hall, 2018 offensive lineman Marquan McCall and 2018 cornerback Robert Daniel. The fourth, 2017 running back Antjuan Simmons, plays at Ann Arbor Pioneer.

Hall has the highest recruiting profile as a four-star prospect and the No. 13 offensive tackle in his class according to 247Sports. Hall, who is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals, recently reported a Michigan offer. McCall also reported a Michigan offer this month. Simmons claims offers from eight MAC schools.

• QB Steven Frank, 6-4, 220; Oswego (Ill.) High: The 2016 prospect camped at Notre Dame on Tuesday. The three-star recruit claims offers from several schools including Illinois, Boston College and UConn. 247Sports slates Frank as the No. 32 pro-style quarterback in his class. Rivals ranks him as the No. 32 player in Illinois.

Four-star defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson, a 2016 target, was at Notre Dame this week. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)