Notre Dame staff prepares for Irish Invasion


Notre Dame’s biggest recruiting weekend of the summer is upon us, with the Irish Invasion camp bringing over 100 high school football players to campus. With the recruiting efforts led by Mike Elston and player personnel director Dave Peloquin, the Irish staff has turned their summer camp into one of the biggest events on the circuit.

With Notre Dame’s commit list lagging behind the pace of their last few years, the staff will likely look to capitalize on the opportunity to show some of the country’s best talent campus. And the talent has arrived—a credit to the work the coaching staff has put in to get kids on campus from all across the country (and Canada).

For those recruitniks out there, the group on campus gives you a little bit of everything. There are stars like linebacker Caleb Kelly, 2017 quarterback Hunter Johnson and Canadian receiver/safety Chase Claypool.

There are repeat visitors, like California teammates Javon McKinley and Chacho Ulloa and safety Devin Studstill. And it’s a good bet that as the Irish staff looks to build a recruiting class that’ll most likely max out in the high-teens, a commitment or two will come out of this group.

We’ll do our best to keep you up to speed on the events. But it’s a busy week on campus with some of the country’s top players checking out Notre Dame.