Notre Dame football looking to keep Canadian pipeline going

Antoine Deslauriers has an offer list that is only growing by the minute and the Notre Dame football team is the latest program to come calling.
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The Notre Dame football team isn't afraid of looking high and low for players it beleives can help build for the future. More than once, looking high and low has also involved looking to the Great White North for talented players.

The latest offer from the Fighting Irish to a Canadian prospect is for linebacker Antoine Deslauriers. Al Golden and company are looking to shore up the linebacker position and add a talented young player to a class that is currently the top ranked class in the 2025 cycle.

Deslauriers' story is certainly an interesting one. He's another Canadian import that moved to the United States in order to get more attention from some of the best schools in the country. That move seemed to have worked as the Notre Dame football team has certainly taken notice.

Despite being a bit of a fish out of water after the 2025 prospect moved from his home in the Montreal, Quebec area of Canada to the Appalachian Mountains in far Northeast Georgia, Power 4 programs like North Carolina, Ole Miss, Auburn and Duke among others have come calling.

The 6-foot-1, 225 pound linebacker now plays his ball at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. It looks like the prospect is getting more attention from the power schools especially since the calendar turned to 2024.

Notre Dame football looking to build Canadian pipeline with Antoine Deslauriers

In addition to getting an offer from the Fighting Irish this week, he also saw the Louisville Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes, and Central Florida Knights offer him scholarships.

Despite those big time programs coming with offers, Delauriers does not currently have any stars. That's likely to change as we get further into the recruiting cycle. Now Notre Dame football is going to have to find a way to get him to take a visit.