Irish seek out four-star Texas safety

Four-star safety Kahlil Haughton of Waco (Texas) Midway talks in-depth about his Notre Dame offer, and if the Irish have a shot at landing him this late in the recruiting process.

Despite a five-member defensive back class already, and serious interest from another 2015 defensive back in Ykili Ross, Notre Dame is still actively recruiting the position group, namely at safety.

Senior safety Kahlil Haughton of Waco (Texas) Midway picked up a Notre Dame offer on Wednesday.

"This is a great offer," Haughton said. "Notre Dame puts a lot of players in the NFL, and this is a definitely a big offer for me."

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound safety sent his senior highlight film to the Irish staff on Monday, and he heard back just two days later.

"They asked me for my film from my first few games this year, and I sent it to them," Haughton said. "Then, today they wanted to get me on the phone, and I found out I was being offered. Coach (Kerry) Cooks thinks that I would be a great fit in their NFL-style of defense."

Though Notre Dame is jumping in the mix rather late in the process, Haughton says the Irish will still be among the schools under consideration to land him.

"It's a great school and a great program, so I am interested," Haughton said. "If I can fit it (an official visit to Notre Dame) into my schedule, then it is a possibility."

Haughton's first official visit was to Oklahoma last week for the Sooners' win over Tennessee. He'll visit Arkansas on Oct. 11 and Texas Tech on Nov. 1. Baylor, the favorite to land Haughton, will also receive an official visit, though no date has been set.

Haughton currently isn't listing a group of favorites or a date for a decision.

"I had a top five, but I'm not as focused on just those (schools) now."

Haughton is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 21 safety in the class of 2015.

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