Notre Dame making final push for WR Demetris Robertson

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

With two weeks until signing day, each day holds value.

Every in-home visit is crucial, and every campus visit is paramount.

When it comes to Notre Dame’s top remaining recruit targets, wide receiver Demetris Robertson’s final 14 days likely will be dissected more than any other. He’s as talented as any recruit Notre Dame is still pursuing, and he may be Notre Dame’s best chance at landing a truly elite prospect in the final days of the 2016 recruiting cycle.

The Irish continued to press on Monday. Head coach Brian Kelly, offensive coordinator Mike Sanford, running backs coach Autry Denson and tight ends coach Scott Booker all made the trip to Savannah, Ga., to make an in-home visit with Robertson and his family.

“It went very well,” Robertson said in a message on Tuesday.

The visit from the Irish coaching staff came following a weekend in which Robertson, a five-star recruit according to Rivals, 247Sports and Scout, did not make a previously planned visit to Alabama. Robertson, who was once verbally committed to the Crimson Tide, is now left with only two weekends remaining to make official visits before signing day.

This week, per Robertson, will bring in-home visits from the coaching staffs at Alabama and Georgia. California coaches also visited Monday. On Tuesday night, members of the Georgia Tech staff attended his basketball game. He is once again scheduled to make a visit to Alabama this weekend, but he said it’s “not set in stone yet.” He is also scheduled to take the SAT on Saturday.

Next week will bring another round of in-home visits and maybe a trip to Georgia or Georgia Tech for the 6-foot, 175-pound senior.

His plans are as unsettled as his college destination. The calendar dictates that all will be settled soon. He could be Irish come Feb. 3.

Change for McCulloch

Jeffrey McCulloch’s visit spree will not take him to Alabama this weekend.

The four-star linebacker recruit announced on Twitter that he will be visiting Texas A&M instead. The senior at Houston Aldine Davis made an official visit to Texas this past weekend.

McCulloch plans to announce his commitment on signing day during an ESPNU broadcast. The final list for the 6-2, 230-pound McCulloch includes Texas, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Stanford and Alabama.


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Five-star wide receiver Demetris Robertson hosted four Notre Dame coaches on an in-home visit Monday. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)