Denson connects with Florida back
Could Notre Dame sign two from the Sunshine State come February?
Three-star running back Deon McIntosh from Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale says Notre Dame has caught his eye early in the process.
“After spring football, I plan on coming out with a top 10,” McIntosh said. “Notre Dame will most definitely be on that list.”
Notre Dame is recruiting the 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete as a slot receiver, which is something that resonates strongly with McIntosh.
“Coach (Autry) Denson wants me to play some slot, too” McIntosh said. “I like catching a lot, so that’s something that really sounds good to me. Being in the slot would give me the opportunity to play both wide receiver and running back. Most schools like me just as a running back.”
McIntosh expects a spring visit from the Irish running backs coach.
“It’ll be nice to meet (Denson) in person,” McIntosh said. “I know he played running back at Notre Dame and he’s a first-year guy at Notre Dame as a coach,” McIntosh said. “He used to coach in Florida, so that’s a big plus. I don’t know much about Notre Dame other than that, but I like the program.”
Another program on track to make McIntosh’s top 10 is Miami. McIntosh’s older brother, former three-star defensive end Richard McIntosh, signed with the Hurricanes in February as part of the Class of 2015.
“Right now I am staying open to anything,” McIntosh said. “I probably won’t make my decision until late in the fall or near signing day.”
As a junior, McIntosh rushed 128 times for 843 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had 40 receptions for 366 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
McIntosh is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 6 running back in Florida and No. 55 running back overall in the Class of 2016.