Notre Dame football still fighting off power conference programs for Bishop Gorman WR

The Notre Dame football team is fighting hard for top wide receiver target Derek Meadows, but he has lots of other options.
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The Notre Dame football team has had some real struggles landing another wide receiver in the 2025 class. There was a time when they thought they had Shaun Terry snug as a bug in a rug. They also thought they were high on the list of Jayvan Boggs. And then there was JonAnthony Hall. None of those three are going to be matriculating in South Bend.

Despite striking out as much as the Fighting Irish have, there is one player who could totally redeem what Marcus Freeman and company have been trying to do. Derek Meadows continues to be one of the best WRs in the 2025 class. He also continues to have the Golden Domers high on his list.

However, as Meadows recently told On3, there hasn’t been a ton of movement. “I think all of them are still in the mix." That’s both good news and bad news. At the very least, the Irish haven’t fallen out of the race. That’s better than how they’ve performed recently.

Notre Dame football still fighting off power conference programs for Bishop Gorman WR

“we’re still going through our checks and balances,” Meadows father DeShawn told On3. “Everybody has something good from support, education to development as a player.”

“Notre Dame is power packed,” DeShawn said. “A lot of energy there with some great athletes. Derek has probably the longest relationship with Notre Dame. We do understand changes are coming at Notre Dame because (Mike) Denbrock being the new OC. We know Notre Dame’s going to throw the ball more to the receivers. That’s a plus. He talked to us about Derek’s fit in the program. Some of his schemes. That was a very good visit.”

Those comments are in line with how On3 sees the Notre Dame football team competing for Derek Meadows. The recruiting experts believe he is Marcus Freeman’s to lose. For now, that’s still just speculation and the 4-star Bishop Gorman really isn’t tipping his hand all that much.