Notre Dame was able to bounce back a bit after a tough few weeks on the recruiting trail. Losing out on Braiden McGregor and AJ Henning to Michigan is never great. Then Jalen McMillan decided to head to Washington.
Three top 100 recruits according to 247 Sports had committed elsewhere. There was some optimism that Notre Dame could land at least one of the three but they weren’t able to land a commitment.
Thankfully they were able to change their fortune a bit and bring in a few recruits the last two days.
Offord is a great get. He comes from Mississippi which Notre Dame rarely ever lands players from there. He also brings in some help in the secondary as the class has been light up to this point.
Xavier Watts is also a big get for the Fighting Irish. Watts was high on Notre Dame’s recruiting board. The top Nebraska product may only be a three star but as one scouter put it “He just wins”. Watts is electric to watch and has incredible hands and leaping ability.
Watts will also pair with the top player in Notre Dame’s class, receiver Jordan Johnson. After missing out on McMillan and Henning, Watts will help round out the offensive side of the ball for the 2020 class. Watts is the 4th receiver and the 12th offensive player in the 2020 class.
Looking at the defensive side of the ball, Lathan Ransom is still in play. The highly touted safety has Notre Dame in his top five but it is looking like an outside shot. 247 Sports projects that Ransom will commit to Ohio State.
Baring any changes, the 2020 class is winding down with 17 commits in the class. Notre Dame brought in 22 last season and will likely stay near that number.
Notre Dame currently sits at the 5th best recruiting class on 247 Sports for the 2020 class. They are likely to drop a bit by signing day but this has been quite the haul for Brian Kelly. Jordan Johnson is the lone five star but Kelly has four players in the top 100. He also has eight players with a four star grade. Three recruits, Jordan Botelho, Michael Carmody and Rylie Mills, sit just outside the top 100 and could work their way in by the end of their Senior year.
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