Today’s big man on campus at Notre Dame will be the top priority target along the defensive line in St. Ignatius star Justin Scott from Chicago. Irish Illustrated’s Tom Loy says Scott will swing by campus today; he is still planning to commit on January 31st.
This is massive news for the Notre Dame football program, considering the Georgia Bulldogs just offered and are in a prime position to try and earn his commitment. While a commitment these days is more of a temporary pledge until the actual signing day, landing the early commitment is a step in the right direction. Justin Scott is a big-time talent that the Irish have been sorely missing along the defensive line.
The team has continued to produce talented players from the position group, with Isaiah Foskey being the most recent and notable. That said, they haven’t been able to land much top talent along the defensive line. Getting Justin Scott and his 6’5″ 310-pound frame will be massive, considering he could be a contributor, if not a starter, from day one.
The Notre Dame men’s basketball team lost its first contest following the Mike Brey announcement to Boston College by a score of 84-72. The only Irish player able to get much going was senior forward Nate Laszewski, who dropped 29 points on 8 for 11 shooting. No other Irish starter had more than 13 points, and all struggled shooting the ball.
The team will move forward in ACC play as they face NC State this Tuesday at 7 PM eastern. With the Irish currently at 9-11 overall, the team will need a considerable run or an ACC tournament win to keep postseason hopes alive. It’s possible, but they must get things turned around quickly.
We’ll keep you posted throughout the day as Justin Scott makes his presence known around campus. The Notre Dame football staff and team should be rolling out the red carpet to secure his commitment until signing day.
UPDATE: Scott has pushed his visit to a week from today, which frankly, is even better news for the Irish. With him visiting two days before his scheduled commitment and CJ Carr and others there on campus with him, the Irish should be a lock to earn his early commitment.