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Within 24 hours, a ton of recruits will flock to South Bend for Saturday’s matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Michigan Wolverines. As always, Irish Illustrated has you fully covered regarding the visitor list for the recruits from the 2019, 2020 and 2021 classes.
NCAAF College Football 2018 Week-1
Michigan vs Notre Dame Live
Date : Saturday, September 1
Start Time :07:30 PM ET
Michigan vs Notre Dame Live
Regarding the uncommitted visitors, there will be six official visitors in town this weekend. When looking at the committed prospects, it looks like three future Notre Dame football players will take their official visits as well.
Let’s get rolling with the latest on this weekend’s visitors.
Kahuku (Hawaii) high school four-star offensive tackle Enokk Vimahi is taking an official visit this weekend. This is a big one. There is plenty of smoke that Notre Dame already sits in great shape early and what’s even more impressive is that the 6-4, 281-pounder hasn’t even stepped foot on campus yet. Utah, UCLA, Washington, Oklahoma, Nebraska and a few others are in play for the nation’s No. 93 overall recruit, but keep an eye on the Irish here.
Greenwich (Conn.) Brunswick School four-star wide receiver Cornelius Johnson will be in town with his mother and a few other family members. The 6-2, 197-pounder has already been to campus in the past, so now it’s time to layout the red carpet. Michigan, Penn State and Stanford are also in the mix here. The Cardinal are likely the perceived favorite at this point, but Notre Dame is considered a very real threat.
Notre Dame has already landed a tremendous defensive line class, but securing a commitment from Glendale (Ariz.) Sandra Day O’Connor three-star defensive end Bralen Trice would be the icing on the cake. He is the top of the board target for defensive line coach Mike Elston and he fills a need. Oregon, TCU, UCLA and Washington are all in play as well. Notre Dame has been in constant dialogue here and should be able to make quite the impression on the 6-4, 225-pounder.
Edwardsville (Ill.) high school three-star athlete Kendall Abdur-Rahman may be a quarterback right now, but he’s a priority wide receiver target for Fighting Irish wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander. This kid lights it up on Friday night’s with his speed and athleticism. Notre Dame wants that to happen in South Bend. The staff will look to make a big impression here on the 6-1, 180-pounder, who is also looking at Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Iowa State.
Washington (DC) Sidwell Friends School three-star offensive tackle Walter Rouse visited Notre Dame earlier this year and left a major impression on the Fighting Irish coaching staff, especially offensive line coach Jeff Quinn. Notre Dame would love to land one more tackle from the group of Vimahi and Rouse, so this weekend will be interesting. Stanford, Duke and Northwestern are the other heavy-hitters in this one, but lookout for the Irish when it comes to the 6-6, 285-pounder.
Carmichael (Calif.) Jesuit four-star cornerback Isaiah Rutherford is a very skilled cornerback and one the staff looks a good deal. The 6-0, 175-pounder will be a tough pull from the west coast, but the Irish will take a long look at him this weekend. Colorado, Oregon and Cal are a few top contenders in this race.
Reading the Notre Dame commits taking an official visit this weekend, Olney (Md.) Good Counsel three-star wide receiver Cam Hart, Atlanta (Ga.) Marist School four-star safety Kyle Hamilton and Atlanta (Ga.) The Lovett School four-star cornerback K.J. Wallace are expected to use their free trip to campus this weekend. Don’t be surprised if they all eventually return to town later this fall as well.