The Notre Dame football season might be officially over, but that doesn’t mean the Irish can’t still have some success on Saturday afternoons. Earlier today, as a matter of fact, Marcus Freeman and company officially landed one of the best EDGE prospects in the 2025 class.
Chris Burgess Jr, who had long been thought to be a Notre Dame football lean, made it official when he announced his commitment just before kickoff of the All-American Bowl. Burgess was the first of several declaration ceremonies at the game featuring some of the best high school players in the country.
Earlier on Saturday, it seemed as if Burgess’ commitment was just making things official as the wind seemed to be blowing hard towards South Bend. Even better news than the 4-star defensive lineman’s commitment is that he’s made it clear he’s going to work to make sure he helps get even more talent to Notre Dame.
Before his All-American Bowl announcement, Burgess talked to Irish Sports Daily and let the cat out of the bag about his commitment.
“I'm 100 percent confident,” Burgess told the site. “I'm trying to get this out the way and commit early to get a head start.”
He will also try and get a head start in getting other players to join him in the 2025 class. Which already happens to be the top-ranked class in the 2025 cycle.
Notre Dame football commit will be peer recruiting
After telling ISD that he was going to “definitely” be recruiting for the Irish, he even laid out of the sales pitches he’ll be using. It’s the same one that worked on him when the Notre Dame football coaches were trying to get him to South Bend.
“It's more than football at Notre Dame,” Burgess said. “The degree is worth a lot. After football, I'm still going to have lots of life because the degree is so big.”