Deon McIntosh sets Irish official

One of Notre Dame’s top running back targets, Florida three-star Deon McIntosh, has scheduled his official visit to see the Irish for the first time.

The nation’s No. 45-ranked running back will be in South Bend on Oct. 17 when three-star standout Deon McIntosh takes his official visit to Notre Dame.

“I discussed it with the coaches, and I’m going up there Oct. 17,” McIntosh said. “I talk with coach (Autry) Denson a lot, and that’s what we decided on.”

The product of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons has a top group of Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Miami, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin, but the Mountaineers are his leader with the Irish and Volunteers rounding out his top three.

“Notre Dame tells me that I’m No. 1 on offense for them right now, so I really like that,” McIntosh said. “They plan on using me all around the field and not just at running back. West Virginia plans to move me around a lot too, and that’s something I like.”

McIntosh doesn’t have any other visits scheduled, but he plans to use all five official visits to see Louisville, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin in addition to Notre Dame.

“I don’t plan on making my decision until January probably unless I wait until signing day,” McIntosh said.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound all-purpose back visited Miami and North Carolina this summer. His brother, Richard McIntosh, is a freshman defensive lineman for the Hurricanes.

As a junior, McIntosh rushed 128 times for 843 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had 40 receptions for 366 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

Notre Dame has one running back commitment in the fold already in the Class of 2016 in Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star Tony Jones Jr.

Taking two ball carriers in this cycle in addition to a slot wide receiver could be a potential scenario for the Irish depending on how numbers shake out in the rest of the class.


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