While most eyes are turned to Brooklyn where the Irish basketball team takes on Michigan in round one of the NCAA tournament, it’s a major weekend on campus for the football program. Notre Dame is hosting a Junior Day that’s the culmination of a lot of hard work, expected to be one of the biggest turnouts in the Kelly era, with a guest list from coast-to-coast.
The program’s official Twitter account pointed out that prospects from 16 different states will be on campus to watch Saturday’s practice and take a closer look at campus.
Multiple reports have up to 30 prospects setting foot on campus, a gigantic number that’s essentially turning the middle of March into a flagship weekend. With over two-thirds of those prospects already holding Irish offers, and a few more likely to earn them this weekend, this could be a jumpstart to a recruiting class that already counts four commitments in the class of 2017.
If you’re looking at a headliner for the class, you might want to consider Texas quarterback Avery Davis. The second high-profile signal-caller to visit this week (Hendon Hooker of North Carolina was in South Bend on Sunday and Monday), Davis and blue-chip teammate Charleston Rambo are in town, with many thinking that Davis could be the centerpiece of a class that has the potential for a highly-touted group.
There’s also a slew of talented defenders set to arrive. Four-star linebacker Davis Adams of Pittsburgh returns, and commits to other major programs—cornerback and USC verbal Thomas Graham as well as Ohio State commit DT Haskell Garrett—are giving Notre Dame a look as well.
We’ll keep you updated on any news breaking over the weekend.