Monday Recruiting Insider

As Notre Dame gets set to host a plethora of its top recruits this weekend, Irish Eyes breaks down what you should expect.

1. In town this weekend:

Click here to view the list of visitors, which includes 2015 targets, 2015 commits and 2016 targets.

2. One of the biggest names coming into town is Jerry Tillery.

I don’t think you can overstate the importance of Notre Dame’s four-star offensive tackle commit scheduling an official visit to Notre Dame during the season, especially for a game-like atmosphere that Michigan will bring. As of now, he still plans taking visits to LSU and Texas A&M at some point as well.

3. It’s crunch time for . . .

. . . Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High three-star linebacker Te’Von Coney, who plans to announce his decision between Florida and Notre Dame shortly after his visit to South Bend this weekend.

Notre Dame held the lead for him after his visit this summer, but near-by Florida overtook the Irish as the favorite in late July. Though the Gators appear to have a sizeable lead on the Irish at this point, it would not surprise if Notre Dame made things much more interesting after this weekend.

It’s worth reiterating Notre Dame is in a great spot to land its top running back target, four-star back Sotonye Jamabo of Plano (Texas) High. His visit this weekend has the potential to all but seal the deal for the Irish.

Maybe the most intriguing prospect in town this weekend is three-star linebacker Bo Wallace of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian. Wallace keeps things rather close to the vest, but Notre Dame is certainly a player here. In fact, Notre Dame is the only school to land an official visit so far. LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA are also contenders. A decision is not likely until the end of the season or on signing day.

Salem Hills (Utah) High four-star linebacker/defensive end Porter Gustin will make his first trip to Notre Dame this weekend. Gustin has risen in the ranks with strong performances on the national stage, including at The Opening this summer, and due to his outstanding versatility for a prospect of his size (6’4”, 240). USC is likely the team to beat, and Arizona State, LSU and Ohio State are top contenders as well. Notre Dame could make quite an impression this weekend, however.

Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis four-star linebacker target Asmar Bilal could potentially be added to the list of weekend visitors later this week.

4. It's ideal that Notre Dame is getting 2016 in-state prospects Austin Mack and Auston Robertson in town for this game.

Mack, a four-star wide receiver from Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers and Robertson, a four-star defensive end from Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne are two of Indiana's best in 2016 and both hold Irish offers.

Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State are the primary teams that will be in contention for these two. Michigan State is also a potential landing spot for Robertson.

Will keep you all updated on the visitor outlook as things progress this week. Keep an eye out as well for a pledge recap today, which Top Stories