Ever since Max Redfield took an official visit to Notre Dame his commitment has wavered. Redfield is considered an Athlete playing both Wide Receiver and Defensive Back. Most teams are recruiting him as a Defensive Back, but it is never set in stone until he starts spring practice. He is ranked as the 3rd best Defensive Back according to Rivals.com, and the 31st overall recruit in the nation for the class of 2013.
There are many factors that went into his decision to not attend USC. It has been said that USC’s struggles this year, his experience at Notre Dame, and Notre Dame’s lack of depth at the defensive back position has led him to open up his recruiting once again. There is a good possibility that Redfield could commit to Notre Dame, but Washington and Oregon still have a realistic shot at landing this solid athlete. If he was to commit to Notre Dame that would almost fill out the recruiting class for 2013. Coach Kelly would probably take 1 more recruit after that, but that would be it. Redfield is an elite talent that can play both sides of the ball and would give Notre Dame a very good prospect to develop into a 3 year starter.
Redfield has opened his recruiting and is taking a visit to Washington on November 9th and plans to visit Oregon as well. Notre Dame is still the leader according to many sources. After he reduced his hard commit to a soft commit it was just a matter of time until he de-committed from USC. It could be awhile until Redfield picks another school, but Notre Dame has a very good shot at landing him. Notre Dame just needs to keep winning.