If the headline doesn’t tell the story, expect a non-eventful National Signing Day for Notre Dame football tomorrow.
Notre Dame football locked a up a solid 21-man class during the early signing period back in December. Now, only one target remains on the board: four-star defensive end Isaiah Foskey out of powerhouse De La Salle High School in Concord, California.
Many have speculated whether or not Foskey actually signed with the Irish back in December, but simply kept his commitment and signature a secret so he could announce on signing day with other De La Salle players. Regardless, it would be a major surprise with less than 24 hours remaining until National Signing Day if Foskey wasn’t Irish. It would be equally surprising if any other recruits from the 2019 class pledged to Notre Dame tomorrow.
Long-time Washington commit Asa Turner, reopened his recruitment shortly after the early signing period, and at least at one point seemed to be a Notre Dame lean. However, with Washington promising a look at safety and Notre Dame recruiting him as linebacker, the four-star prospect couldn’t turn the Huskies down. Turner re-committed to the Washington staff last week, and that is not expected to change.
There is a lot for Notre Dame fans to like about Foskey. Standing at nearly 6’5″ and over 230 pounds, he was recruited at both defensive end and tight end by multiple schools. The Irish coaching staff is getting a tremendous athlete with both drop-end and strong-side defensive end potential depending on how his body fills out. If Foskey chooses Notre Dame, that would give them 5 defensive line commits — all of them four stars according to 247sports.com.
In years past, National Signing Day has been hectic for the Irish in both good and bad ways. Last year, Notre Dame saw a surprise commitment from four-star corner, Noah Boykin, and signed several others. Other years have seen heartbreak, even if it was somewhat expected.
A non-eventful Signing Day is relaxing for a staff that worked its tail off for several months and early on in the 2019 recruiting cycle. For the most part, the coaching staff has put their efforts toward the 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes; extending dozens of offers out in the last several weeks.
Make sure to check out our coverage of National Signing Day over the next several days and weeks, as fellow contributor Carlee North and myself breakdown the 2019 class.