Angling for officals examines top prospects that have booked official visits with Notre Dame as well as those with which the Irish are in good position to secure an official in the future.

As the 2013 season approaches, Notre Dame will use the remaining days in July and the month of August to turn "maybes" from prospects for official visits to scheduled flights into South Bend.

Booked official visits:

S Juju Smith – Oct. 18 (USC)

TE Tyler Luatua – Oct. 18

Reported to either or FOX Sports NEXT they will give the Irish an official visit:


RB Donte Thomas-Williams (Has a top three, decision could come after those three officials)

WR Erik Brown (Washington commit)

WR Allen Lazard (Iowa State commit)

WR Michiah Quick (Plans to take all five)


DE Lorenzo Carter (Plans to take all five)

CB Nick Watkins (Plans to take at least a couple)

LB Richard Yeargin (Plans to take all five)

DT Matt Elam (Plans to take all five)

DE Matt Dickerson (Could potentially decide early in the season and not take any officials, has plans to visit Notre Dame in August)

DT Thomas Holley (Plans to take all five)

CB Kyle Gibson (Plans to take at least a couple)

Others the Irish would like to secure officials from:

RB Joe Mixon (Scheduled officials to Georgia, Oklahoma)

OT Braden Smith (Plans to take at least a couple)

WR Josh Malone (Plans to take all five)

S Budda Baker (Plans to take all five)

WR Cameron Sims (Will likely take a couple officials and will come out with a list of favorites before his season)

WR Mark Andrews (Could decide before the season, could be shaping up to be a Texas A&M/Oklahoma battle)

CB/S Curtis Samuel (Could still potentially visit Notre Dame this summer, but plans on taking a couple of officials and deciding in the beginning or middle of his season)

DE Solomon Thomas (Plans to take at least a couple, none are scheduled yet)

CB Adoree' Jackson (Plans to take all five, will come out with a top 7 before the season)

S Quincy Wilson (Plans to take all five, hasn't named any yet)

MLB Nyles Morgan (Scheduled officials to Ole Miss, Vanderbilt)

Prospects with where there is work to be done

S Jamal Adams (Not a great chance Notre Dame will get an official, as Adams will likely decide before the season of in the beginning of it)

OL Damien Mama (Irish slipping in this race)

DE Andrew Williams (Plans to decide before the season, but if he hasn't decided by then, Irish will push for an official visit)

NG Natrell Curtis (Plans to take all five, but the Irish have a lot of ground to make up on the schools in the West) Top Stories