Five members of Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class are getting a jump start on college. The latest to make it official is wide receiver Kevin Stepherson. The Florida native arrived in South Bend over the weekend, set to begin classes this Monday.
ND Football’s official Twitter handle made the news official this weekend:
Stepherson is a three-star prospect who camped at Notre Dame over the summer. Shortly after that he committed to the Irish coaching staff, picking Notre Dame over offers from Michigan, Miami, North Carolina, Florida and a dozen others. Stepherson was one of Jacksonville’s top players, a Super 11 pick from the Times-Union before his senior season.
Multiple publications have Stepherson listed at 6-foot-3, a lanky receiver with a long stride. While that may have an inch (or two) of fluff, he dominated on the camp circuit this summer, has an incredible highlight reel (see below), and was an early target by the Irish staff.
Stepherson will join classmates Daelin Hayes, Khalid Kareem, Spencer Perry, and Devin Studstill as early enrollees.