Notre Dame hosting final visitors before summer dead period

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Before the summer dead period starts on Monday, Notre Dame will host one last official visitor: linebacker Tristan Sinclair.

The 6-foot-2, 199-pound rising senior previously visited the Irish for a two-day stay in April. He received an offer from Notre Dame in March.

Defensive coordinator Clark Lea has continued to pursue linebacker recruits in addition to 2019 commits Jack Kiser and Osita Ekwonu. Much like those Irish pledges, Sinclair would bring athleticism to the position.

As a junior at Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley, Sinclair played strong safety, running back and linebacker. 247Sports slates Sinclair as a four-star recruit and the No. 18 athlete. Rivals rates him as a three-star recruit as the No. 27 outside linebacker in the 2019 class.

It won’t be easy for the Irish to pull Sinclair out of California. He’s offer list includes Stanford, USC and Cal. Sinclair’s father, Andy, played offensive line for the Cardinal.

Sinclair said his visit would start Saturday. He won’t be the only 2019 target on campus that day. Three-star wide receiver Jamie Nance will also be making an unofficial visit.

Nance, a 6-0, 160-pound speedster from Blanchard (Okla.) High, received a Notre Dame offer in May. Nance recorded a time of 10.66 seconds in the 100-meter dash earlier this year. He also clocked a 21.62 in the 200 and a long jump of 23 feet.

Nance has played both cornerback and wide receiver at Blanchard. He caught 35 passes for 673 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, intercepted five passes and returned one for a touchdown and scored on three punt returns.

Rivals ranks Nance as the No. 50 wide receiver in the 2019 class. 247Sports slates him as the No. 57 athlete.

Nance recently made his first official visit to TCU and made an unofficial visit to Minnesota earlier this month. He visited Nebraska on Friday before heading to Notre Dame.

The Irish have yet to add a wide receiver commitment in the 2019 class.

On Friday, Notre Dame cornerback commitment K.J. Wallace made his return to South Bend. He was seen spending time with head coach Brian Kelly during Notre Dame’s final Elite Skills Camp of the summer. Wallace, who committed in January, didn’t participate in the camp. Only defensive tackle Jacob Lacey has been committed to Notre Dame longer than Wallace.

Notre Dame will wrap up its camp season Saturday with the Lineman’s Challenge and the 7-on-7 Passing Camp. The Irish cannot host recruits during the dead period, which starts Monday and runs through July 24.

Notre Dame will host linebacker Tristan Sinclair for its final official visit before the dead period starts Monday.