Notre Dame football jumps into the picture for NFL star's son

Elijah Burress recently got an offer from the Notre Dame football program, and the wide receiver prospect is an under-the-radar talent who has been impressing.
Notre Dame football head coach Marcus Freeman
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The Notre Dame football program might have offered a wide receiver prospect who is slightly under the radar, but Elijah Burress certainly has a blue-chip background. The Wayne, New Jersey product just happens to be the son of former NFL star Plaxico Burress.

Dad’s resume isn’t the end of it either. Elijah’s mom, Tiffany, was a track star for Penn State, where she competed in multiple Big Ten Championships. With that kind of background, it’s not a mystery that the Notre Dame football team is quite interested in the currently unrated receiver.

Elijah Burress received an official scholarship offer earlier this week and it appears the Fighting Irish are poised to jump to the top of the list of schools he’s considering. Notre Dame is the second Power 5 program to come calling with Duke being the first. Cincinnati, Liberty and East Carolina have also offered.

Elijah Burress was especially impressive in his team’s playoff campaign. Playing for Depaul Catholic, he kicked things off in the postseason opener against St. Mary where he had his second career 100-yard game in a win. 

Burress showed off his jets in that game as he turned two of his receptions into touchdowns. One of those scores went for 62 yards and showed Burress can absolutely outrun defenders on the regular.

Overall, the newest Notre Dame football offer finished the regular season with 25 catches for 434 yards and five touchdowns. 

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One thing is clear with Marcus Freeman and company in that they value talent at the wide receiver position. With Cam Williams and the load of receiver prospects they’re bringing in as part of the 2024 class.

While it will be a while before Elijah Burgess gives his pledge to Notre Dame football, or any other program, it’s looking good for the son of a former NFL star and the Fighting Irish.