2017 target Tyrell Ajian had commitment thoughts at Notre Dame

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Tyrell Ajian admitted the thought had crossed his mind.

The 2017 wide receiver target visited Notre Dame for its season opener and started to weigh the possibility of committing to the Irish.

But the 6-foot-1, 185-pound target left campus with the plan to look at more schools before settling on an early commitment. Still, the Irish have solidified themselves as the team to beat.

“The game made a great impression,” Ajian said in a text message following his visit. “It was real electrifying and loud.”

Ajian, who received a Notre Dame offer in June, only claims offers from six other schools: Cincinnati, Miami of Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee and Toledo. He has plans to visit Michigan State this weekend and wants to take a closer look at Nebraska.

As a junior at Mansfield (Ohio) Madison, Ajian plays both wide receiver and safety, but he said the Irish are looking at him on offense. He totaled 428 receiving yards as a sophomore and added 60 tackles and five interceptions on defense.

As Notre Dame ripped apart Texas for a 38-3 victory, Ajian was impressed by the balance of head coach Brian Kelly’s offense.

The four-star recruit also attended Notre Dame’s Irish Invasion camp in the summer, but did not compete at the event. He could return for a second ND game later this season.

247Sports slates Ajian as the No. 3 multi-positional athlete and No. 43 overall in the 2017 class. Rivals ranks him as the No. 16 safety and No. 216 regardless of position. 

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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly leads his team out of the tunnel and onto the field prior to the start of the Notre Dame Texas game, Saturday, September 5, 2015 in South Bend. (SBT Photo/BECKY MALEWITZ)