On Thursday, the first day of the January contact recruiting period, Notre Dame assistant Autry Denson paid a visit to a Michigan commitment.
Three-star slot receiver Nathan Johnson of Thompson’s Station (Tenn.) Independence met Denson for the first time and learned the Irish were considering him as a potential offer candidate.
“Coach Denson talked to me about the type of place that Notre Dame is and how he thinks that I would love it if I visited,” Johnson said. “They haven’t offered me yet, but he said they were close. He said he needs to talk it over with all of the other Notre Dame coaches and the wide receiver coach.”
Jones, who committed to Michigan in December while on an official visit to Ann Arbor, has plans to take visits to Miami this weekend and Penn State on Jan. 29.
“I definitely want to visit Notre Dame if they offer me,” Johnson said. “It’s a school with a lot of pride and a school that you want to be associated with. I’m still 100 percent committed to Michigan, but I want to compare schools to Michigan and see what else is out there.”
Johnson was scheduled to visit Vanderbilt on Jan. 22 but canceled that visit on Thursday.
Notre Dame is still in the mix for uncommitted receivers Damian Alloway and Demetris Robertson but may soon expand its wide receiver board with new offers.
The Irish would like to add 1-2 more wide receivers in the Class of 2016.