Three more talented recruits visiting Notre Dame football on Friday

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

The summer session for Notre Dame football ended Wednesday with a team trip to head coach Brian Kelly’s lake house. The current players will get a short break before the Irish start preseason camp at the end of next week.

But the Irish coaching staff will continue to work during that break with more recruits visiting campus. There’s only a small window left to host visitors before another dead period starts Aug. 1.

Four-star tight end Isaiah Foskey became the latest recruit to step on campus Thursday. Foskey said he met with offensive coordinator Chip Long on Thursday afternoon. He will continue to visit the Irish on Friday before making a weekend trip to Michigan.

The 6-foot-5, 233-pound product of Concord (Calif.) De La Salle received a Notre Dame offer in May 2017. The Irish signed two tight ends in the 2018 class and received commitments from another pair of tight ends in the 2020 class since then.

But Foskey may have a skill set worth making room for in the 2019 class. With 17 verbal commitments in the 2019 class, the Irish coaching staff will have to be picky with its remaining scholarships.

“He’s one of the top five tight ends in the country,” said CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. “He could also play defensive end. He could wind up as an All-American at either position. I’m putting him at tight end because he’s a big kid, he has really good hands and he can run.”

Rivals ranks Foskey as the No. 5 tight end in the class. 247Sports slates him No. 14 at the position.

Foskey’s offer list is littered with top programs including USC, UCLA, Alabama, Clemson and Penn State.

The Irish will also host a pair of 2020 recruits on Friday. Defensive tackle Aidan Keanaaina said he will arrive at 9 a.m. for his campus visit. It’s his first trip to South Bend since Notre Dame offered him in May.

The 6-3, 292-pound lineman recorded 56 tackles, six tackles for a loss, four sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his sophomore season at Denver Mullen. As a result, Keanaaina has collected offers from the likes of Ohio State, Oregon, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Colorado.

Rivals rates Keanaaina as a four-star recruit and the No. 18 defensive tackle in the class. 247Sports slates him as a three-star recruit and No. 23 at the position.

Four-star linebacker Kalel Mullings said he would be visiting Notre Dame on Friday after a trip to Northwestern earlier in the week. The junior-to-be at Milton (Mass.) Academy also has visits to Michigan and Penn State scheduled for the weekend.

Mullings, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker, has not yet received a Notre Dame offer. The Irish would be joining Clemson, Michigan, Penn State, Boston College, Tennessee and others if they decide to offer while he’s on campus.

Mullings, who previously visited the Irish in March, attends the same high school that sent kicker Justin Yoon to Notre Dame.

247Sports slates Mullings as the No. 3 outside linebacker in the 2020 class. Rivals ranks him No. 4 at the position.

Four-star tight end Isaiah Foskey, a 2019 recruit, plans to visit Notre Dame on Thursday and Friday.