Weekend Visitors

This weekend Notre Dame will host their annual football awards banquet on Saturday night. The Irish will also host five football recruits this weekend.

Notre Dame usually holds the annual football banquet in December, but this year first year head coach Brian Kelly decided to change tradition and push the banquet back a month. What hasn't changed is that Notre Dame will host a number of football recruits for the weekend.

Chase Hounshell from Lake Catholic High School (Mentor, Ohio) took his official visit to Notre Dame the second weekend of December, so this will be an unofficial visit for the him. Hounshell committed to Notre Dame earlier this week after de-committing from the University of Florida. Hounshell was recruited to play defensive end at Notre Dame, and will likely start out on the defensive side of the ball, but he could also make a move to the offensive line.

Cam McDaniel from Coppell High School (Texas) committed to Notre Dame at the end of November and he will be taking his official visit. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back rushed for over 1,900 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior. McDaniel is also an outstanding receiver, so it is possible that he could get a look at the slot position. McDaniel participated in the Notre Dame football camp after his sophomore season.

Bennett Okotcha is the teammate of McDaniel at Coppell and he committed to the Irish just a week after McDaniel pledged to the Irish. Prior to committing to Notre Dame, Okotcha had been committed to the Wisconsin Badgers. He is one of five cornerbacks in this recruiting class, but he could also play safety. This will be an official visit for Bennett.

Conor Hanratty from New Canaan High School (Conn.) is very familiar with the Notre Dame campus, but he will making his first to campus since he committed to the Irish the weekend of the Blue-Gold game. Hanratty is the son f former Notre Dame quarterback Terry.

DaVaris Daniels from Vernon Hills High School (Ill.) was an Under Armor All-American and he'll be taking his official visit this weekend. Like Hanratty, this will be the first time Daniels will be on campus since the Blue-Gold game. Daniels committed to Notre Dame at the end of September. He was one of the top wide receiver targets for the Notre Dame staff.

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