Notre Dame coaching staff contacted dozens of 2022 recruits Tuesday

Carter Karels
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame's 2022 recruiting class looked a lot different July 24.

The Irish had yet to land a verbal commitment in the class. They also had not extended a scholarship offer to a quarterback. Six weeks later, and Notre Dame boasts the fourth-ranked class nationally on 247Sports. Rivals pegs the class No. 5. 

That stretch saw the Irish land pledges from Zionsville (Ind.) High offensive lineman Joey Tanona, Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton tight end Jack Nickel and Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central safety Nolan Ziegler. 

Notre Dame also dished out more offers (21) to 2022 recruits in August than any other month to date. Two of those offers went to quarterbacks Gavin Wimsatt, from Owensboro (Ky.) High, and Steve Angeli, from Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic.

This month brings the Irish an opportunity to continue to capitalize on their recent surge.

A critical juncture for the 2022 class began this week. Notre Dame's coaching staff reached out to dozens of recruits in the 2022 class Tuesday, the first day that Division I football coaches could contact juniors.

Notre Dame's communication with 2022 recruits included customized graphics with a newly-dubbed nickname for the class, "Irish Rising." Notre Dame used "Gold Rush" as its nickname for the 2021 class. 

The following 2022 recruiting targets posted that graphic via Twitter on Tuesday.

The following 2022 recruits reported a Notre Dame scholarship offer on Tuesday.

The following 2022 recruiting prospects posted that graphic via Twitter on Tuesday.

Altoona (Iowa) Southeast Polk's Xavier Nwankpa (right), a defensive back in the 2022 recruiting class, is a top recruiting target for the Irish.