Notre Dame’s quest to finish with the 247Sports Composite’s No. 1 recruiting class includes some big-game hunting at the running back position.
Lehigh Acres (Fla.) Lehigh Senior five-star running back Richard Young posted on Twitter he will take an official the weekend of June 13.
“I talked to the running backs coach,” Lehigh Senior head coach James Chaney said of Deland McCullough. “Heard his story. Seems like an outstanding gentlemen. I’m hoping, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, I hope the program does well.”
Notre Dame is battling the likes of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas A&M for Young.
Another electric running back McCullough has Notre Dame in on and the Irish will host for an official visit in June is St. Louis Speedster Jeremiah Love from Christian Brothers. Expected Jun 17-19, the 6-foot, 196-pound Love is a 10.7 guy in the 100m dash, and he is also dangerous catching the football. Love is going to take an official to Michigan this summer as well and has an offer from just about every powerhouse from coast to coast.
Lake Stevens (Wash.) High Top247 running back Jayden Limar is set to announce his college decision on May 26 and ND is trending on the 247Sports Crystal Ball.
Notre Dame’s currently sitting on 13 commits and the No. 1 class, but the goal for Marcus Freeman and company is to be at the top come December and February when prospects start putting pen to paper.
Beyond the running backs listed, ND continues to be in great shape for five-star quarterback Dante Moorethey’re in the thick of it for fellow five-stars like safety Caleb Downs and edge Samuel M’Pemba, Top247 linebacker Jaiden Ausberry is extremely high on the Irish, so is coveted defensive end Jason Moore. Those are all 247Sports Composite Top50 recruits.
Top247 offensive tackles Charles Jagusah and Monroe Freelingwho will both play in the All-American Bowl, have the Irish at or near the top of their respective lists, and two Top247 receivers in Rodney Gallagher, Jaden Greathouse and Rico Flores do as well.
Notre Dame is in good standing for Top247 cornerback Christian Gray going into his July 4th commitment date. ND will keep swinging on guys like Top247 cornerback Calvin Simpson Hunt and Top247 receiver Micah Tease well.
A link to Notre Dame’s current recruiting class here.
A link to the Irish target list here.