Overview of the visit of Notre-Dame | Stanford weekend


Notre Dame will host its first major recruiting visit of the fall for Saturday’s prime-time game against Stanford.

The Irish will welcome several prospects with scholarship offers and look to close a few and we expect them to do so with at least one.

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BR 2023 Jeremiah Love

The headliner of the weekend.

The St. Louis running back (pictured above, left) has been one of Ireland’s top targets over the past few months and it certainly looks like we’re coming to the end of the process.

After several visits to Notre Dame and College Station, Love returns to South Bend for what may be his last visit as an uncommitted rookie.

ATH 2023 Brandyn Hillman

The North Carolina athlete was the hottest prospect in the country for a few days earlier this month when he racked up offers from Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina, among others.

He made an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill last weekend, but this weekend’s trip to South Bend will be his first official visit.

He travels with his mother and his head coach.

He is recruited as a true athlete who could help at the position of receiver, running back, defensive back or wild quarterback.

Notre Dame hopes to bring him on board this weekend.

We will see.

OL 2023 Christopher Terek

Wisconsin’s offensive line commitment isn’t looking around because of the coaching change at Madison. In fact, he remains quite comfortable with the Badgers coaching staff.

When other schools came back after Paul Chryst was fired, he told them he was good.

But Notre Dame reconnected when a place opened up after Elijah Paige disengaged and when the Irish issued an invitation to visit, it was an opportunity he could not pass up.

Clearly he is only considering Wisconsin and Notre Dame at this point.

If both sides are impressed this weekend, things could start moving quickly.

2023 DE Michael Garnier

The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Illinois resident has remained patient with the process and it could pay off in a big way.

The Chicagoland prospect has a slew of MAC-level offerings, but has been attracting interest from several Power 5 schools since early fall.

He visited Iowa last month and was in Iowa a few weeks ago. He’s been to Iowa State and Minnesota before and may soon be heading to Illinois as well.

It will be interesting to see how the Irish handle it this weekend.

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2024 WR Jeremiah McClellan is thrilled to return to South Bend,

2024 WR Jeremiah McClellan

The St. Louis native has visited South Bend several times before, but is excited to return this weekend.

Ireland receivers coach Chansi Stuckey and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees have made McClellan since he offered him in March and McClellan appreciates that.

He will make his own decision, but it certainly won’t hurt if his Christian Brothers College teammate Jeremiyah Love ends up at Notre Dame.

McClellan has certainly exploded in recent months with offers from Ohio State, Texas and Texas A&M among others.

It looks like a recruitment that will last for a while, but keeping it coming to campus should help the Irish in the long run.

2024 WR ryan wingo

Another perspective of St. Louis that the Irish have been working on. Wingo is an elite level target and Notre Dame has been chasing him so hard for the past few months that it’s easy to forget he was almost an afterthought before Chansi Stuckey was hired.

This will be his third trip to South Bend in recent months.

Wingo will have his pick of schools and has been busy this fall, already making stops in Ohio State, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Arkansas and Kentucky.

The list seems to be growing steadily, but expect all of these schools, as well as Penn State, Oregon, Miami, and Michigan, to be involved in the future.

2024 DE Bryce Young

The son of Irish legend Bryant Young landed an offer from the Irish in June, when he also accepted an offer from Duke.

He earned his Notre Dame offer at camp this summer and was not shy about expressing his enthusiasm.

Tennessee, Florida, Michigan State and Boston College have also expressed interest.

2024LB Pierce Payton

Notre Dame extended an offer to the Texas defender in June, joining a list that already included schools like Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, Penn State, Tennessee and Oregon among several others.

Pierce was on campus during the summer, so a return visit in the fall suggests serious interest.

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2024 OL Andrew Dennis will be back on campus.

OL 2024 Andre Denis

The Michigan big man has already made several visits to South Bend, so his interest in the Irish is clear despite not having an offer at Notre Dame yet.

Dennis has offers from schools like Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Toledo, and Miami-Ohio.

He was last at Notre Dame for the Irish invasion in June. He has already visited Miami-Ohio and Toledo this fall.

OL 2024 Marc Nave

The Ohio offensive lineman has half a dozen offers, including one from Kentucky. He has seen his recruiting increase since Sept. 1 and has already made an unofficial visit to Kentucky and Michigan State this fall.

2024 DE Camden Hardy

Hardy is the son of legendary linebacker Kevin Hardy, who won the All-American and Butkus award at Illinois before being the second overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Young Hardy plays at Atlantic Coast High School in Jacksonville, where his father played for the Jaguars for years.

Hardy’s offer sheet already includes Illinois, Wake Forest, South Florida, UConn and Central Michigan.

2024 DL Pierre Pesansky

The Tampa defensive lineman already has offers from Virginia Tech and Louisville among others.

This is also a prospect to watch.

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