Top 2023 D-line prospect Jason Moore among recruiting visitors at Notre Dame

Eric Hansen
ND Insider
Denison's Jadarian Price, verbally committed to Notre Dame, ran for 299 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries during the Jackets' loss against Frisco (Texas) Liberty on Friday night.

SOUTH BEND — A week after staging one of the biggest in-season football recruiting weekends in decades, Notre Dame encored with roughly 100 more visiting prospects Saturday night for its primetime matchup with North Carolina.

Though it lacked the star power and players who already held ND scholarship offers of the USC recruiting weekend, there were some key 2023 targets on hand with both pedigree and strong Irish interest.

Jason Moore, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive tackle from DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md., was the highest-rated among them. The four-star prospect is ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2023 class per and the No. 32 prospect nationally regardless of position.

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He was joined notably by two other top 100 prospects — safeties Caleb Downs of Hoschton, Ga., (No. 4 safety, No. 77 overall) and Peyton Bowen of Denton, Texas (No. 5 safety, 78 overall), along with Bowen’s Guyer High School teammate — four-star quarterback Jackson Arnold — and three-star linebacker Troy Ford Jr. of Savannah, Ga.

Downs is the younger brother of North Carolina star wide receiver Josh Downs.

Six committed ND prospects made the trip, including 2023 defensive end Keon Keeley from Tampa, Fla.

Running back Jadarian Price, fresh off a 299-yard rushing performance, was one of the five 2022s in attendance. Price amassed his yardage on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns, but his Denison (Texas) High team fell to Frisco Liberty, 49-44, on Friday night.

Michigan linebacker Joshua Burnham, Florida defensive back Devin Moore, Iowa tight end Eli Raridon and in-state offensive lineman Joey Tanona also took in the ND-North Carolina game at Notre Dame Stadium.


North Carolina Game Visitors

Oct. 30, 2021 

2022 Commits 

LB Joshua Burnham

DB Devin Moore

RB Jadarian Price

TE Eli Raridon

OL Joey Tanona

2022 Prospects

OLB Tra’Eunte Andrews

P Barry Chase

DE Jaden Hunt 

WR Justin Marshall 

K/P A.J. Vinatieri 

WR Malachi Wallington 

2023 Commits 

DE Keon Keeley 

2023 Targets 

QB Jackson Arnold 

S Peyton Bowen 

S Caleb Downs 

LB Troy Ford Jr.

DE Jason Moore 

2023 Prospects 

OT Jonathan Ashford 

OT Micah Banuelos 

WR Jaiden Bender 

DL David Borchers 

DE Alexander Bray 

TE Bo Burklow 

OL Ayden Bussell 

RB Jeremiah Coney 

RB Christian Davis 

WR Makai Donaldson 

OLB Collin Dunn 

LS Joey Fortner 

OL Joshua Gregory 

CB Carlos Griffin 

RB Willtrell Hartson 

QB Mack Howard 

LB Victory Johnson 

LB Jean Claude Joseph III 

OL Koby Keenum 

OL Vysen Lang 

OG William Larkins 

OL Trevor Lauck 

ATH Jaxson Lavender 

TE Tyler Little 

RB LJ Martin 

S Watts McBride 

TE Andrew Metzger 

OL Ryan Mickow 

OLB Hayden Moore 

CB Canyon Moses 

TE Brett Norfleet 

LB Cole Olsztyn 

RB Nygel Osborne 

QB Dylan Rizk 

DE Jake Rizzo 

OL A.J. Salley 

WR Ryne Shackelford 

DB Cameron Smith 

WR Nathan Stewart 

CB Raion Strader 

WR Joe Walker 

LB Whit Weeks 

TE Sam West 

QB Dylan Wittke 

DL Bruce Williams 

OLB Daniel Wingate

OT Malachi Wood

2024 Prospects 

OT Liam Andrews 

WR Mazeo Bennett Jr. 

DT Justin Bodford 

CB Eli Bowen 

DB Kensley Faustin 

DL Justin Greene 

TE Hogan Hansen 

QB Trey Hedden

ATH Elijah Jackson 

DL Nikhil Jefferson 

QB Daniel Kaelin

QB DJ Lagway 

TE Jack Larsen 

CB Miles Lockhart 

WR Mike Matthews 

QB Caleb McCreary

OG Spencer Meiring 

QB Ethan Minter 

DE Jacobi Murray 

TE A.J. Pugliano 

S Jason Ratliff 

QB James Resar 

DE Hank Weber 

OL Fletcher Westphal 

WR Antonio White 

ATH Mekhai White 

ATH Sacovie White 

QB Walker White

WR Chanz Wiggins 

QB Anthony Wolter 

2025 Prospects 

DE Austin Alexander 

QB Mikey Gow 

DL Bobby Kanka 

RB Nehemiah Thomas 

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