Notre Dame invites young recruits to Shamrock Series game in San Antonio
Any visit to Texas presents a proximity to high school football talent for Notre Dame.
When the Irish play against Army in San Antonio on Saturday, it will be another opportunity to impress recruits. Sure, the matchup doesn’t scream must-see event and the Irish are struggling this season, but the majority of recruits on hand will be experiencing Notre Dame football in person for the first time.
The crop of 2018 and 2019 recruits will get a taste of what Notre Dame represents. And if some of these prospects turn into recruiting targets, the Irish will have a first impression to lean on.
Because the Shamrock Series game isn’t played on campus, the Irish can’t treat the day as a typical recruiting opportunity. But Notre Dame can provide recruits with tickets to attend the game. However, the coaching staff is not allowed to have contact with the recruits at the Alamodome. The Irish are also competing with home games for Texas and Texas A&M on Saturday.
More than 30 recruits have confirmed plans to attend Saturday’s game with ND Insider. None are in the 2017 class and only one has previously received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame.
The lone offered recruit, wide receiver Joshua Moore, will be seeing the Irish play for the second time this season. He, and his brother Jordan, attended Notre Dame’s loss to Texas in the season opener.
Joshua Moore, a four-star recruit, has already received more than 40 offers including Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Florida State and LSU. 247Sports slates him as the No. 5 wide receiver in the 2018 class. Rivals ranks him No. 30.
Jordan Moore, who has not reported a Notre Dame offer, plans to announce his commitment on Dec. 24. 247Sports slates him as a four-star recruit and the No. 15 safety in the class. Rivals rates him a three-star recruit and the No. 30 athlete.
The visitors list also includes a pair of three-star wide receivers: Treveon Johnson and Jacob Jefferson. Johnson, the No. 83 wide receiver in the 2018 class according to 247Sports, committed to Texas Tech in August. Jefferson, the No. 95 wide receiver according to 247Sports, made a trip to Notre Dame for the Stanford game.
Cornerback Jaquaylyn Crawford, who has already received offers from TCU, Houston and Texas Tech, will also be in the crowd. 247Sports slates him as a three-star recruit and the No. 33 cornerback in the 2018 class.
A few specialists — kicker Cameron Dicker and long snappers Justin Mader and Geno Albini — also plan to be in attendance. Kornblue Kicking ranks Dicker as the No. 2 kicker in the 2018 class. Kohl’s Kicking ranks Mader (No. 2) and Albini (No. 6) as two of the top long snappers for 2018.
The following recruits are expected to attend Saturday’s Notre Dame game against Army in San Antonio.
CB Joshua Moore – Yoakum, Texas
LS Geno Albini – Wimberley, Texas
OL Joe Bissinger – Victoria, Texas
DT Nigel Brannon – Oklahoma City
S Tamar Butts – Denton, Texas
CB Jaquaylyn Crawford – Rockdale, Texas
S Jeremiah Davis – Lufkin, Texas
K Cameron Dicker – Austin, Texas
LB Michael Drennon – Mineola, Texas
RB Chaise Ellis – Houston
CB Savon Fields – Lufkin, Texas
RB Alec Harris – Richmond, Texas
S Kemoche Hobbs – Waco, Texas
WR Jontrae Howard – Houston
DT Scale Igiehon – Del Valle, Texas
LB Tyler Jackson – DeSoto, Texas
DT Jamiran James – New Orleans
WR Jacob Jefferson – Houston
WR Treveon Johnson – Giddings, Texas
WR Jemel Jones – The Colony, Texas
LS Justin Mader – Magnolia, Texas
DE Michael Matus – Katy, Texas
WR Brandon McDuffie – San Antonio
RB Jay Miller – Converse, Texas
LB Dylan Moeller – Victoria, Texas
S Jordan Moore – Yoakum, Texas
TE Reese Moore – Seminole, Texas
WR Julian Ortega-Jones – Fort Worth, Texas
LB Jacoby Simpson – Houston
TE Thomas Gordon – Houston
S Myles Heard – Sugar Land, Texas
CB Ainias Smith – Sugar Land, Texas
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