After being committed to UCLA for months, Las Vegas tight end Alize Jones has flipped his pledge to Notre Dame. The bluechip recruit is widely acknowledged to be the best tight end in the country and plays high school football with current Irish commit Nicco Fertitta at Bishop Gorman.
Jones took to Twitter to decommit from UCLA earlier today, making a long-rumored move to Notre Dame official moments later.
At nearly 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, Jones has the size, speed and length the Irish covet at tight end. He’ll be able to walk into a depth chart that’s wide open, with Ben Koyack departing and Durham Smythe, Tyler Luatua, Mike Heuerman and Nic Weishar having little experience.
The Irish coaching staff worked hard on Jones, showing him a versatile offense that’s developed more elite tight end prospects than any other program in the country. Multiple reports say that Jones is also talented enough to play jumbo wide receiver, something the Irish did with Koyack, Troy Niklas and Tyler Eifert.
Jones has been on campus multiple times, including a recent visit for the awards banquet. He’s Notre Dame’s 23rd commitment in the 2015 recruiting class, with four early enrollees already on campus.