Notre Dame Back in the Picture with Jones?

The Gilman School (Baltimore) four-star athlete Cyrus Jones hasn't listed Notre Dame as a school of interest lately, but that may be changing. Jones remains in contact with the Irish staff, but is it to the point where he will visit campus? Come inside to see what is going on.

Although Notre Dame is atop Cyrus Jones' list, that could change as The Gilman School's (Baltimore) four-star running back is pondering a visit to campus later this month.

According to Gilman assistant coach Henry Russell, who handles recruiting for the players as the prestigious school, Jones continues to speak with the Irish staff and remains interested in Notre Dame.

"He may visit Notre Dame later in July," Russell said. "Right now his top schools would be Alabama, Auburn, Penn State, West Virginia, Miami and Ohio State, but I know he just talked to (assistant) coach (Kerry) Cooks from Notre Dame last week. They had a good conversation and he may try to get out there."

No date is set for the official visit, with part of the reason being Russell is gauging the interest the Irish have in several of The Gilman School's 2013 players, including defensive tackle Henry Poggi, who already holds double digit offers.

"We are waiting to see about evaluations for some of our younger players," Russell said. "It's still being talked about. Depending on what (Jones') schedule is like and how much interest he has in Notre Dame by the end of July or early August will (dictate) whether the trip is made."

Jones is at The Opening at the Nike facilities in Beaverton, Ore., and when he gets back will begin setting up summer visits. But his window to be able to do so is closing since training camp begins Aug. 10.

By then, the plan is for Jones to have his official visits in place.

"We have a couple of bye weeks so he may take a visit or two during those in the season," Russell said. "I think he's going to make (a decision) after the season. Originally, he wanted to do it before the season started, but now it's going to be after the season." Top Stories