Irish Invasion lands recruits Jalen Elliott and Kevin Stepherson

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Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class expanded this weekend, with the Irish Invasion camp leading to commitments.

Safety Jalen Elliott became the seventh commitment in the 2016 class before wide receiver Kevin Stepherson became the eight. Both currently rate as three-star prospects, though that’ll likely change throughout the summer evaluation process.

A Virginia native, Elliott had offers from both Virginia and Virginia Tech, along with some impressive options like Auburn, Georgia and Miami. With his parents along with him, Elliott felt immediately that Notre Dame was the place for him, and he’s already started recruiting his 2016 classmates.

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Multiple reports had Stepherson putting on a show at the Irish Invasion. Rivals’ Midwest recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt called him the camp’s “Super Standout,” and while his 6-1, 180 pound frame doesn’t make him a physical freak, offers from LSU and Florida give you a hint of his athleticism.

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There’s plenty of good buzz coming out of the camp with Notre Dame making a big move with plenty of the top talent that took the visit to South Bend. A year after their first Irish Invasion camp, it sounds like the staff built a bigger and better experience for recruits, and the early returns brought two weekend commitments, with more good news potentially on the way soon.