Highly-Touted WR target visits Notre Dame Football after Pot of Gold offer

Notre Dame Football hosts top recruit after Pot of Gold offer. Kaydon Finley's visit draws attention from Irish coaches.
Notre Dame football
Notre Dame football / Justin Casterline/GettyImages

The Notre Dame Football team continues to continues to roll right along recruiting wise since it sent out dozens of offers on Pot of Gold Day. One of the new offers went out to none other than 4-star “athlete” Kaydon Finley. As was the case with so many players that got an offer on St. Patrick’s Day, the uniqueness of the offer and how it came about caught the highly-touted Texas player’s attention.

Finley apparently wanted to get a look at Notre Dame Football as quickly as possible. He’s wanted to set up an official visit shortly after the Pot of Gold offer came and as it turns out, that was pretty quick. 247Sports Top 100 prospect is in South Bend today.

The visit comes as Marcus Freeman and company have been working hard to get some of the best prospects in the country, from both the 2026 and 2025 classes to come see what South Bend and Notre Dame has to offer. Outside of his high-ranking recruiting profile, it’s not hard to see why the Fighting Irish are interested in Kaydon Finley.

The Irish have taken a special interest in kids who had dads who played in the NFL. On Pot of Gold Day, they landed a commitment from Jerome Bettis’ son. Now they’re looking to get the son of former Texas Longhorns and Green Bay Packers tightend Jermichael Finley.

Notre Dame Football hosting Top 100 prospect

Of course, Kaydon Finley having a dad in the NFL is far from the only reason the Notre Dame Football program is interested. The fact that the young player has already shown to be an impact offensive star already is the real reason he’s coming in for a visit.

As only a sophomore, Finley logged 42 receptions for 703 yards and 7 touchdowns for an Aledo team that won the Texas 5A D-I state championship. That campaign followed a freshman preview season where he still had 25 catches for 417 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Getting the talented pass catcher to town is the first step. Notre Dame Football still has a ways to go considering that Arkansas, Baylor, California, Colorado State, Houston, Miami, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Washington all want him to play for their programs.