Elite OL Jedrick Wills starts big visit month for Notre Dame

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

One of the top offensive tackle recruits in the country will return to Notre Dame on Wednesday.

Jedrick Wills, a 6-foot-5, 318-pound target from Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette, will make his first trip back to campus since last summer’s Irish Invasion.

“He’s aggressive and very athletic,” said CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. “He has great feet and long arms. He’s a technician that dominates his competition.”

Sounds like the kind of player offensive line coach Harry Hiestand has routinely recruited at Notre Dame. The Irish have two offensive linemen — Josh Lugg and Dillan Gibbons — committed in the 2017 class, but are looking to add two or three more.

Last month, Wills named Notre Dame among his top 10 schools. Kentucky, Michigan, LSU, Alabama, Michigan State, Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida and Georgia also made the list.

Rivals rates Wills as a five-star recruit, the No. 3 offensive tackle and No. 17 overall in the 2017 class. 247Sports slates him as a four-star prospect and the No. 9 offensive tackle.

The Wills visit continues Notre Dame’s trend of hosting some of the top offensive linemen in the country. 

Trey Smith, pegged as the No. 1 overall recruit in the class by ESPN, made a trip to South Bend in April. Offensive linemen Wyatt Davis, Foster Sarell and Andrew Thomas also are expected to visit Notre Dame in the next two weeks.

Rivals rates Davis as a five-star recruit. 247Sports slates Sarell in the five-star category. Both peg Thomas as a four-star prospect.

With the Irish Invasion camp set for June 18, Notre Dame’s biggest recruiting month of the summer unofficially starts with Wills’ visit.

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Offensive tackle Jedrick Wills, a five-star recruit according to Rivals, plans to visit Notre Dame on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)