Even given all the coaching staff turnover the past few weeks, the Notre Dame football staff has hit the recruiting trail hard. Coaches Al Golden, Marcus Freeman, Al Washington, Mike Mickens, Chansi Stuckey, and Chris O’Leary have continued offering players and setting up visits for the Irish.
Those worried about recruiting need to take a few deep breaths and relax. Chansi Stuckey turned the wide receiver room around the moment he stepped on campus, and the Irish are in as good shape there as ever. Likewise, Mickens has created one of the better cornerback rooms in the nation, and that won’t change because of new OL and OC coaches on the offensive side of the ball.
In reality, Notre Dame is still in a great spot with many of their current targets and commitments. CJ Carr and Cam Williams still seem locked in, along with Jack Larsen and Aneyas Williams on offense. Most of these guys trust in coach Freeman and what Notre Dame football has become under him.
The Irish have sent out new offers to Carlton Smith, James “Tank” Carrington, Solomon Williams, Micah Gilbert, Brandon Baker, and Ify Obidegwu. Smith, class of 2025, and Carrington, class of 2026, are on the defensive side of the football at linebacker and defensive line, respectively.
The rest of the recent Notre Dame football offers are all class of 2024 products. Ify Obidegwu is a lockdown cornerback out of Baltimore, Maryland ranks as a top 200 prospect according to the 247Sports composite. In addition, Micah Gilbert is an up-and-coming 4-star wide receiver from North Carolina that should continue to see his stock rise.
According to the class of 2025 cornerback Remington Moss, he’ll visit the Irish on campus on April 1st. David Washington of Arbor View, high school has also discussed setting up a potential visit to South Bend.
I know a lot of fans are worried about how the new changes to the staff will affect recruiting efforts, and rightfully so. That said, until something drastic happens, like a de-commitment or something along those lines, give the new staff the benefit of the doubt.